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Informative Article | Library Science | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
Concept of the Second Cybernetics Influences all Areas of Scientific Knowledge: Scientometric Study from 1963 to 2021
Marcus Garcia de Almeida | Glauco Gomes de Menezes
Abstract: The concept of the Second Cybernetics, exhibit in 1963 by Magoroh Maruyama, proposed a different way of evaluating the relationship between the variables existing in a system, postulating that there is a permanent imbalance between them, opposing the "first" cybernetics of static equilibrium, therefore, the relevance of this study is to demonstrate that the paradigm of contemporary information science has the aforementioned concept in its epistemology. This scientometric research analyzed to what extent the Second Cybernetics permeates contemporary science, through the identification of scientific publications that use it as a reference. Data were obtained from the Web of Science, SCOPUS and JSTOR databases, considering the years 1963 to 2021. The compilation of this corpus was carried out using the Bibliometrix software version 4.0.0 and the collection and extraction was carried out directly with resources available in the indicated databases. The results of the study showed that the concept of the Second Cybernetics is referenced in 980 articles, generating influence in the scientific environment with new publications every year; indexed articles in the areas of Social Sciences and Human Sciences account for 69.1% of the research carried out under this influence; the concept is present in all eight areas of knowledge defined by Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).
Keywords: Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Second Cybernetics, Information Science, Epistemology
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 1157 - 1167