Varieties of Interdisciplinarity and of Scientific Progress

Abstract

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} }