International Conference 2012

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Dedisciplining Philosophy.

Robert Frodeman

UNT Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity

Disciplinary philosophy represents an aberration compared to the main tradition of two thousand years of Western philosophy. Applied philosophy is an inadequate theoretical reaction to contemporary societal pressures, in that it remains caught within a disciplinary paradigm. This talk outlines this critique, and describes the characteristics of a dedisciplined philosophy. It also emphasizes that the dedisciplining of philosophy requires attention to be paid to the linked institutional and theoretical elements of philosophy.