Volume 11, Number 3
Special Issue “Varieties of Contemporary Second-Order Cybernetics”, edited by Alexander Riegler & Karl H. Müller
Cover Art: “Abstracted” © Amytea, 2015 · Acrylics and oil on canvas, 89 x 116 cm
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Ranulph Glanville (1946–2014)
for his enormous efforts in promoting second-order cybernetics
Mapping the Varieties of Second-Order Cybernetics
Second-Order Cybernetics as a Fundamental Revolution in Science
Obstacles and Opportunities in the Future of Second-Order Cybernetics and Other Compatible Methods
Connecting Second-Order Cybernetics’ Revolution with Genetic Epistemology
Shed the Name to find Second-Order Success: Renaming Second-Order Cybernetics to Rescue its Essence
Second-Order Cybernetics Needs a Unifying Methodology
Viva the Fundamental Revolution! Confessions of a Case Writer
Author’s Response: Struggling to Define an Identity for Second-Order Cybernetics
Cybernetics, Reflexivity and Second-Order Science
Remarks From a Continental Philosophy Point of View
Finally Understanding Eigenforms
Eigenforms, Coherence, and the Imaginal
Conserving the Disposition for Wonder
Author’s Response: Distinction, Eigenform and the Epistemology of the Imagination
Cybernetic Foundations for Psychology
Wielding the Cybernetic Scythe in the Blunting Undergrowth of Psychological Confusion
To What Extent Can Second-Order Cybernetics Be a Foundation for Psychology?
The Importance - and the Difficulty - of Moving Beyond Linear Causality
Obstacles to Cybernetics becoming a Conceptual Framework and Metanarrative in the Psychologies
The Social and the Psychological: Conceptual Cybernetic Unification vs Disciplinary Analysis?
Second Thoughts on Cybernetic Unifications
Cybernetics and Synergetics as Foundations for Complex Approach Towards Complexities of Life
Author’s Response: On Becoming and Being a Cybernetician
Consciousness as Self-Description in Differences
On the Too Often Overlooked Complexity of the Tension between Subject and Object
Theorizing Agents: Their Games, Hermeneutical Tools and Epistemic Resources
How Can Meaning be Grounded within a Closed Self-Referential System?
Self-Description Alone Will not Account for Qualia
Consciousness as Self-Description and the Inescapability of Reduction
The Non-Relationality of Consciousness
Author’s Response: Phenomenology of the System: Intentionality, Differences, Understanding, and the Unity of Consciousness
Design Research as a Variety of Second-Order Cybernetic Practice
Design Cycles: Conversing with Lawrence Halprin
Understanding Design from a Second-Order Cybernetics Perspective: Is There a Place for Material Agency?
What Can Cybernetics Learn from Design?
Rigor in Research, Honesty and Values
Digital Design Research and Second-Order Cybernetics
Cybernetics Is the Answer, but What Was the Conversation About?
(Architectural) Design Research in the Age of Neuroscience: The Value of the Second-Order Cybernetic Practice Perspective
Author’s Response: Beyond Application
“Black Box” Theatre: Second-Order Cybernetics and Naturalism in Rehearsal and Performance
“Truthful” Acting Emerges Through Forward Model Development
Naturalism in Improvisation and Embodiment
Opening the Black Box of Minds: Theatre as a Laboratory of System Unknowns
Does Second-Order Cybernetics Provide a Framework for Theatre Studies?
A Theatre for Exploring the Cybernetic
The Many Varieties of Experimentation in Second-Order Cybernetics: Art, Science, Craft
Author’s Response: “Playing With Dynamics”: Procedures and Possibilities for a Theatre of Cybernetics
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Volume 11