Transdisciplinarity

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Definition, Principles, Aims, Ethics, Scope, Methods and Post-criticism of Transdisciplinarity[edit]

Definition[edit]

Transdisciplinarity is a holistic congregation of disciplines and views together in order to create applicable and processing concepts and projects with a broad perspective. It is a tool to confront conflicts and destructions.

Principles[edit]

  1. Reducing human being. Single person has a certain perspective, which is incompatible with the transdisciplinary vision.
  2. Recognition of different levels of reality governed by different types of logic. The philosophical quest of what is right can be set through different views, but not postulated. The acceptance of a certain view should be done by the viewer.
  3. Complementing disciplinary approaches and aiming to share rather than mastery. Emphasis should be level in order not to mislead the viewer to a limited perspective.
  4. Semantic and practical unification of meanings traversing and laying beyond different disciplines. This requires a reconsideration of definitions and objectivity.
  5. Openness to all disciplines. This includes positive sciences, arts, literature, poetry and spiritual experience.
  6. Multi-referential, multi-dimensional and even transhistorical view. This is an interactive quiry where the researchers are not still at one standing point and impressed by the question, but in action.
  7. It doesn't claim to be a science of sciences, a new religion, new philosophy or a new metaphysics.
  8. Human dignity should be recognised as a nation and trans-national planetary and cosmic entity. It is an international law of two-fold belonging.
  9. Openness towards myths, religions and their respect in a transdisciplinary spirit. The study should be addressing humans who share different beliefs.
  10. Transcultural view with no privileges. This way the study can avoid biases caused by cultural discrimination.
  11. Evaluing intuition, imagination, sensibility and body in the transmission of knowledge. Where authentic education is contextual, concrete and global; the abstract aspects of human perception should also be welcome.
  12. Economy must serve human-being. The use-abuse distinction should be discerned. Exploitation of resources, ethics of exploitation and caching should be revised.
  13. Respect for collective and individual otherness. It rejects attitudes refusing discussion and dialogue. Although being united by a common life on the same earth, diversity is inevitable.
  14. Attitude involves rigour, openness and tolerance. Accounting all existing data, acceptance of the unknown, unexpected and unforeseen, acknowledging the right to ideas and truths opposing ours.

Aims[edit]

Transdisciplinarity aims hybridation of theories and methods to serve projects where a common appeal can be maintained. Bias due to miscommunication and cultural and individual orientation are aimed to be eliminated by embracing diversity and offering a wide perspective where a universal view is sought.

Ethics[edit]

Scope[edit]

  • Foresight-Scientific monitoring systems and forums for relevant topics. Exchange within and among the sciences.
  • Raising awareness- Guidelines prepared for indicating the ethical responsibility of the sciences.
  • Promoting dialogue-Science and society should act together by avoiding technical terminology.

Methods[edit]

Post-Criticism[edit]

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Resources[edit]

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School News[edit]

  • December 21, 2009 - School founded!


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Requested Courses/Projects [edit]These are topics that have been requested and are considered high priority for the School. Please start or expand these projects if you are familiar with the topic area!

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Resources [edit]See the School of Transdisciplinarity Resources page.

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School News [edit]December 21, 2009 - School founded!