Open peer commentary on the article “Second-Order Science: Logic, Strategies, Methods” by Stuart A. Umpleby. Upshot: Second-order science requires a specific methodology. It thereby reverses the classical observer-observed relation in favor of the observed - i.e., the first-order observers - if the principle of autopoiesis is acknowledged.
Buchinger E. (2014) Second-Order Observation in Social Science: Autopoietic Foundations. Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 32–33. Available at http://constructivist.info/10/1/032.buchinger
To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.