What is interdisciplinary communication? Reflections on the very idea of disciplinary integration

  title={What is interdisciplinary communication? Reflections on the very idea of disciplinary integration},
  author={J. Holbrook},
  • J. Holbrook
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • In this paper I attempt to answer the question: What is interdisciplinary communication? I attempt to answer this question, rather than what some might consider the ontologically prior question—what is interdisciplinarity (ID)?—for two reasons: (1) there is no generally agreed-upon definition of ID; and (2) one’s views regarding interdisciplinary communication have a normative relationship with one’s other views of ID, including one’s views of its very essence. I support these claims with… CONTINUE READING
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