Author R. J. Martin
Robert J. Martin is a composer, psychologist, and professor emeritus at Truman State University. He completed a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an interdisciplinary thesis guided by Heinz von Foerster and Herbert Brün. He has a life-long interest in composition, creativity, learning, psychotherapy, constructivism, and cybernetics/systems science. He has written two books and numerous articles and composed music for a variety of solo instruments and ensembles.

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Martin R. J. (2004) The Once and Future: Thoughts and Notes. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 11(2): 71–76.
Martin R. J. (2007) BCL and the heuristics seminars: A school for cybernetics in an unfinished revolution. In: Müller A. & Müller K. H. (eds.) Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory: BCL 1958–1976. Edition echoraum, Vienna: 119–129.
Martin R. J. (2011) Education as Recursive Cycles of Learning to See Through Acting and Learning to Act Through Seeing: The Influence of Heinz von Foerster. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 18(3–4): 123–128. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2015) Connections of Conversation-Based Conferences to the Foundations of Radical Constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 88–90. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2015) Designing Exploring as a Second-order Process: A Legacy of Ranulph Glanville. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 22(2–3): 83–87.
Martin R. J. (2015) Second-Order cybernetics, Radical Constructivism, and the Biology of Cognition: Paradigms Struggling to Bring About Change. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 22(2–3): 169–182. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2016) How Change Happens with Difficulty. Constructivist Foundations 12(1): 109–110. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2016) The Importance - and the Difficulty - of Moving Beyond Linear Causality. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 521–524. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2017) Embracing realists without embracing realism: The future of second-order cybernetics. In: Riegler A., Müller K. H. & Umpleby S. A. (eds.) New horizons for second-order cybernetics. World Scientific, Singapore: 339–347. Fulltext at
Martin R. J. (2017) Moving Toward a Paradigm Shift by Developing that Paradigm Shift. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 25–27. Fulltext at
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