Ison R. (2014) Doing Second-Order R&D. Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 130–131. https://cepa.info/1180
Doing Second-Order R&D.
Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 130–131.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/1180
Open peer commentary on the article “On Climate Change Research, the Crisis of Science and Second-order Science” by Philipp Aufenvenne, Heike Egner & Kirsten von Elverfeldt. Upshot: Bringing second-order understandings to the doing of climate science is to be welcomed. In taking a second-order turn, it is imperative to reflect on reflection, or report authentically our doings and thus move beyond sterile debates about what ought to be or what second-order doings are or are not. The field of doing second-order R&D is not a terra nullius, so exploring the full range and domains of praxis is warranted.