Varieties of Interdisciplinarity and of Scientific Progress


What is interdisciplinarity? What to make of it? What forms does it take? What drives it? The remarks to follow seek to offer a relatively broad overview of selected key concepts and key issues that together help identify and assess the very complex and non-unitary phenomenon of interdisciplinarity. In the literature on interdiscplinarity, there has been a pressing need for more systematic and elaborate accounts. Even if very sketchy, what follows is an attempt to take a step or two towards that direction. Rather than anything final and complete and detailed, I submit a programmatic outline that requires follow-up investigations by way of further conceptual clarifications and empirical case studies.

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@inproceedings{Mki2007VarietiesOI, title={Varieties of Interdisciplinarity and of Scientific Progress}, author={Uskali M{\"a}ki}, year={2007} }