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Transdisciplinarity

Stenner, Paul (2014). Transdisciplinarity. In: Teo, Thomas ed. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. New York: Springer, pp. 1987–1993.

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Abstract

Transdisciplinarity (TR) is part of a theoretical and practical effort to address the limitations of disciplines. As products of ongoing human activity, disciplines are incompletions in process, each having some relation to what is outside of the limits formed by their borders. These borders include relations to other disciplines (epistemological borders), to undisciplined knowledge (lay/expert borders), to the real-world environment of practical issues and problems (pure/applied borders), and to the matrix of the broader society that variously supports or challenges its activity (science/society borders). TR is associated with efforts to transcend these borders.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York
ISBN: 1-4614-5582-0, 978-1-4614-5582-0
Keywords: transdisciplinarity; critical psychology Disciplinarity Interdisciplinarity Multidisciplinarity Borders Boundaries Metaphysics General Structuralism General Systems Theory
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43349
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 13:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43349
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