Books : reviews

Karl H. Müller.
Second-Order Science: the revolution of scientific structures.
echoraum. 2016

This book is an important cornerstone in an ongoing expansion of science and its methodologies. Karl H. Müller argues convincingly that science should be viewed currently as a three level-configuration instead of a single level ensemble where second-order science becomes a new and significant ingredient. The author invites us to think of two epistemic ways of exploring the world (first-order science) and reflecting on these explorations (second-order science) instead of one. This distinction is critical for it opens a path for the next generations of scientific thinking based upon the very principles of science itself. Müller’s two ways – world-making and word-reflecting – provide a guide for further investigations and explorations.