Disciplines in Dialogue

  • Communication and Difference from a Transdisciplinary Perspective

    By on May 24, 2007

    Introduction “The essence of transdisciplinarity lies in the recognition that there is no privileged cultural space or time which allow the judgment and hierarchization of different complexes of explanation and reality as more correct or more truthful.” – Ubiratan d’Ambrosio In a broad sense, communication is to turn common. Social communication processes promote the circulation of senses and guarantee the

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  • Real-World Transdisciplinarity and Public Debate

    By on March 24, 2007

    In many places, religious scholars, scientists, and politicians are debating the moral status of the human embryo. This debate draws attention to the political, social, and economic contexts in which transdisciplinary scholarly discussions often occur.

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  • Meaning through Transdisciplinary Knowledge

    By on September 3, 2001

    Introduction Time has passed since 1959 when C. P. Snow formulated the concept of two cultures – scientific and humanist culture – perceived as antagonists .  The marriage between fundamental science and technology is now accomplished, generating the technoscientific culture which drives the huge irrational force of globalization, centered on the economy, which in turn could erase all differences between

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