Disciplines in Dialogue
Transdisciplinarity is about our reality—human successes as well as failures, progress as well as regression. Can it account for contradictions and inconsistencies, as well as the appearance of new forms and entities?
The separation of philosophy and science has sunk philosophy into self-created oblivion.
How can the gaps be bridged between knowledge from individual sub-disciplines, the parent discipline, the academic cultures, and the search for the larger meaning of life?
Having significant exposure to disciplines in the liberal arts in conjunction with a primary area of study is a distinctive feature of higher education in the United States. But, for many, maybe most students, their general education courses are blank slots to be filled by brief conscripted voyages into less familiar disciplinary waters. As undergraduates accept their diplomas and exit the stage, they leave with an inchoate awareness of what they have been a part of.
Social communication processes play a determinant role in the qualification of culture by promoting the circulation of senses and guaranteeing the sharing of different beliefs, values, and worldviews.
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