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Was going to link to https://www.academia.edu/11677778/Second_Order_Science_Putting_the_Metaphysics_Back_Into_the_Practice_of_Science?email_work_card=title – but then I realised that, like Bowerick Wowbagger fooled by a freak wormhole in time, I’ve I’ve already done this one at https://model.report/s/qmlhpq/second_order_science

Second Order Science: Putting the Metaphysics Back Into the Practice of Science

Michael Lissack

The traditional sciences have always had trouble with ambiguity. Through the imposition of “enabling constraints” — making a set of assumptions and then declaring ceteris paribus — science can bracket away ambiguity. These enabling constraints take the form of uncritically examined presuppositions or “uceps.” Second order science examines variations in values assumed for these uceps and looks at the resulting impacts on related scientific claims. After rendering explicit the role of uceps in scientific claims, the scientific method is used to question rarely challenged assertions. This article lays out initial foundations for second order science, its ontology, methodology, and implications.

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Second Order Science: Putting the Metaphysics Back Into the Practice of Science By Michael Lissack

The traditional sciences have always had trouble with ambiguity. Through the imposition of “enabling constraints” – making a set of assumptions and then declaring ceteris paribus – science can bracket away ambiguity. These enabling constraints take the form of uncritically examined presuppositions or “uceps.” Second order science examines variations in values assumed for these uceps and looks at the resulting impacts on related scientific claims. After rendering explicit the role of uceps in scientific claims, the scientific method is used to question rarely challenged assertions. This article lays out initial foundations for second order science, its ontology, methodology, and implications.

Keywords: model,ambiguity,metaphysics,dependence,science

other links:

http://secondorderscience.org Second Order Science First-order science is the science of exploring the world. Second-order science is the science of reflecting on these explorations.

Source Material (links) Karl Mueller Stuart Umpleby Michael Lissack Lou Kauffman Manfred Füllsack Alrøe & Noe Aufenvenne et al

Events

During the ASC day (August 5) at the ISSS conference in Berlin (August 2-7, 2015), we will be holding a half-day symposium on Second Order Science. The panel will be led by Karl Mueller, Stuart Umpleby, and Michael Lissack. The links to the right provide insight into the perspectives of these three scholars. We hope the symposium will provide a platform for even more perspectives. Come join us. (To contribute please contact Stuart Umpleby.)

Links to papers from: Karl Mueller Stuart Umpleby Michael Lissack

http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/special/second-order/ Constructivist Foundations » Special Issues Second-Order Science Special Issue of Constructivist Foundations to be published November 2014 Edited by Karl H. Müller and Alexander Riegler Send your contribution to second-order@constructivistfoundations.info Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2014 Download Call for Papers

Timetable

15 February 2014 : Expressions of interest with abstract » second-order@constructivistfoundations.info 15 May 2014 : Submission deadline for papers » second-order@constructivistfoundations.info 1 August 2014 : Revised papers due 1 October 2014 : Open Peer Commentaries (on full papers) due 15 November 2014 : Publication in Constructivist Foundations 10(1) Guidelines & Templates

Please make sure to follow the Guidelines for Authors Use this Word template for contributing articles For Open Peer Commentaries (OPCs) use this template Selected bibliography on second-order science

Glanville R. (2009) The black boox. Volume 3: 39 steps. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Glanville R. (2012) The black boox. Volume 1: Cybernetic circles. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Kauffman L. H. (2003) Eigenforms – Objects as tokens for eigenbehaviors. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 10(3–4): 73–90. Kauffman L. H. (2005) EigenForm. Kybernetes 34(½): 129–150. Kauffman L. H. (2009a) Laws of form and the logic of non-duality. Paper presented at the Conference on Science and Non-Duality, San Rafael CA, October 2009. Kauffman L. H. (2009b) Reflexivity and Eigenform: The Shape of Process. Constructivist Foundations 4(3): 121–137. Also available at http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/4/3/121.kauffman Müller K. H. (2009) The new science of cybernetics. The evolution of living research designs. Volume 1: Methodology. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Müller K. H. (2011) The new science of cybernetics. The evolution of living research designs. Volume 2: Theory. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Müller K. H. (2012) The new science of cybernetics. The evolution of living research designs. Volume 3: Research and design rules. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Müller K. H. (2013a) Second-Order Datenanalysen als neues Aufgabenfeld von sozialwissenschaftlichen Datenarchiven. e-WISDOM 4-6: 85–105. Müller K. H. (2013b) Sozialwissenschaftliche Datenarchive im Zeitalter ihrer digitalen Reproduzierbarkeit. e-WISDOM 4-6: 11–36. Müller K. H. (2014) Mapping a new and post-disciplinary research frontier: Science and cybernetics at the second-order level. In: The New Science of Cybernetics. Volume 4: An Interim Report. (In preparation) Scott B. (2011) Explorations in second-order cybernetics. Reflections on cybernetics, psychology and learning. Edition echoraum, Vienna. Umpleby S. A. (2007) Reflexivity in social systems: The theories of George Soros. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 24: 515–522. Umpleby S. A. (2010a) From complexity to reflexivity: Underlying logics used in science. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 1: 15–26. Umpleby S. A. (2010b) Science 2: Is a broader conception of science still science? Unpublished abstract. Other material on second-order science

Stuart A. Umpleby: Second Order Cybernetics Then and Now (Heinz von Foerster Lecture 2013 at the University of Vienna, 18 November 2013)