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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Jan Cornelius
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-02T11:17:08Z
dc.date.available2022-03-02T11:17:08Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53175
dc.description.abstractInterdisciplinarity—including its cognate transdisciplinarity—is a hallmark of contemporary knowledge production. The term is omnipresent in science, technology, and economy as well as in society and higher education—fueling the rhetoric of present-day knowledge politics. But what does interdisciplinarity stand for? What is, what was, and what should interdisciplinarity be, particularly for the future of our knowledge production? – These fundamental and related questions and their relevance to science policy and research practice are the subject of this introductory chapter. Starting from the diagnosis that interdisciplinarity has lost its critical momentum and its original spirit, the need for a Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity is sketched. In light of the ambivalence of the technosciences and the challenge of sustainable development, this engaged philosophy provides a novel perspective on interdisciplinarity in science policy and research practice. The opening chapter outlines the difference between a strategic-instrumentalist and a critical-reflexive view of interdisciplinarity, giving greater weight to the latter considering the future of our knowledge production. It sets out the line of argumentation pursued throughout the book, which seeks to inject a more critical viewpoint into the vibrant discourse on the concept and practice of interdisciplinarity for sustainable development.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDR Impact of science & technology on societyen_US
dc.subject.otherHistory of Science; History of Technology; Philosophy of Technology; Scientific Ethics; Synthetic Biologyen_US
dc.titleChapter 1 Introductionen_US
dc.title.alternativeWhat does the philosophy of interdisciplinarity offer?en_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315387109-1en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookcc8609ba-efd4-4fdf-b145-eb87a6434c9cen_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781138230071en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032118468en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages16en_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: Darmstadt University


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