Volume 11 · Number 3 · Pages 468–470
Connecting Second-Order Cybernetics’ Revolution with Genetic Epistemology

Gastón Becerra

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Open peer commentary on the article “Second-Order Cybernetics as a Fundamental Revolution in Science” by Stuart A. Umpleby. Upshot: Connecting Umpleby’s article with Piaget and García’s genetic epistemology, I will argue that the revolution the former discerns is more comprehensive. Additionally, since the latter differ from cybernetic and radical traditions in their philosophical assumptions about society and its conditioning on knowledge, I will suggest that these assumptions must be considered to explain each constructivist program’s achievements and challenges.


Becerra G. (2016) Connecting second-order cybernetics’ revolution with genetic epistemology. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 468–470. http://constructivist.info/11/3/468

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