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Open peer commentary on the article “Second-Order Science: Logic, Strategies, Methods” by Stuart A. Umpleby. Upshot: Umpleby’s target article is important for bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences. While I agree with his claims, his proposals may not reach far enough. Concrete methods of empirical research, which are of crucial importance for a breakthrough, deserve further elaboration.
Hornung B. R. (2014) Second-order science, unity of science and methods of research. Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 30–31. http://constructivist.info/10/1/030
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