New Horizons for Second-Order Cybernetics

Alexander Riegler (Editor), Karl Müller (Editor), Stuart A. Umpleby (Editor)

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In almost 60 articles this book reviews the current state of second-order cybernetics and investigates which new research methods second-order cybernetics can offer to tackle wicked problems in science and in society. The contributions explore its application to both scientific fields (such as mathematics, psychology and consciousness research) and non-scientific ones (such as design theory and theater science). The book uses a pluralistic, multifaceted approach to discuss these applications: Each main article is accompanied by several commentaries and author responses, which together allow the reader to discover further perspectives than in the original article alone. This procedure shows that second-order cybernetics is already on its way to becoming an idea shared by many researchers in a variety of disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages404
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-3226-27-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-3226-25-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


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