Workshop, Sept 18 – 21, 2010
Philosophy of / as Interdisciplinarity Network (PIN-net)
Since the early 1970s, “interdisciplinarity" has become a popular label ascribed to innumerable research programs. Interdisciplinarity, however, poses many conceptual and practical problems. We will address these problems in this workshop. Our goal is to establish a long-term collaboration in an annual international and interdisciplinary conference.
The workshop is organized around an open discussion format, but in order to orient our discussion, we expect every participant to give what we are calling an "academic introduction" – a brief description of who you are, your research interests, and your ‘take’ on the following questions (max 15 min, with 10 min for subsequent discussion):
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The Dedisciplining of Philosophy
Philosophy Unbound: Revisioning the Praxis of Philosophy through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Historical Perspectives on Philosophy and Interdisciplinarity: The American Scene, 1920-1960
The Legitimacy of Interdisciplinarity
Structural Science as a Medium of Interdisciplinarity: How Can Philosophy Contribute to Consilience?
Establishing the joints of nature? Tasks of philosophy regarding interdisciplinary sciences' causal and theoretical pluralism
Anthropology between human self-description und self-design: Towards a new philosophy of biology?
A role for philosophy in disentangling interdisciplinary conversation
The Interplay of Diverse Categories and Diverse Legitimacies in Networked Governance: The Case of the Internet
What happens to interdisciplinarity when disciplines become extinct? On interdisciplinarity in a technoscientific context
Aspects of interdisciplinarity in STEM-education and beyond