Volume 11 · Number 3 · Pages 470–472
Shed the Name to find Second-Order Success: Renaming Second-Order Cybernetics to Rescue its Essence

Michael R. Lissack

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Open peer commentary on the article “Second-Order Cybernetics as a Fundamental Revolution in Science” by Stuart A. Umpleby. Upshot: Buried in the jargon of constructivism and cybernetics lies the essence of what second-order cybernetics can do for its practitioners. The labels and names get in the way; to move forward we must refocus on that essence - which is to ask always how context matters.


Lissack M. R. (2016) Shed the name to find second-order success: Renaming second-order cybernetics to rescue its essence. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 470–472. http://constructivist.info/11/3/470

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