» Not Anything, Not Nothing; But Which Something?: Reflections on Moran's Interdisciplinarity
BY: Michael Allen


The notion of interdisciplinarity in scholarship is a thorny one; "interdisciplinarity" seems to be another elusive academic buzzword. After all, the word could denote a relationship between two or more fields, the combination of fields (such as philosophy of art), a meta-field (including John Brockman's suggested "third culture" science), or something unrealized by academic fields at all. That is, if "interdisciplinarity" denotes anything at all; the word seems inherently connotative and certainly not self-explanatory.

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