Controversies and Interdisciplinarity

Beyond disciplinary fragmentation for a new knowledge model

| University of Gothenburg
| Universidade de Lisboa
| University of Salento
| University of Pisa
ISBN 9789027207548 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027260758 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Nowadays, the forms assumed by knowledge indicate an unhinging of traditional structures conceived on the model of discipline.

Consequently, what was once strictly disciplinary becomes interdisciplinary, what was homogeneous becomes heterogeneous and what was hierarchical becomes heterarchical.

When we look for a matrix of interdisciplinarity, that is to say, a primary basis or an essential dimension of all the complex phenomena we are surrounded by, we see the need to break with the disciplinary self-restraint in which, often completely inadvertently, many of us lock ourselves up, remaining anchored to our own competences, ignoring what goes beyond our own sphere of reference.

However, interdisciplinarity is still a vague concept and a much demanding practice. It presupposes the continuous search for convergent theoretical perspectives and methodologies, and the definition of common spaces and languages, as well as a true dialogical and open mind of several scholars.

From ethics to science, from communication to medicine, from climate change to human evolution the volume Controversies and Interdisciplinarity offers a series of original insights beyond disciplinary fragmentation for a new knowledge model.
[Controversies, 16]  Expected October 2020.  vi, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Introduction. Crossing borderlines: Beyond the structure of parallel world views
Jens Allwood, Olga Pombo and Giovanni Scarafile
Chapter 1. Controversies in public and private on-line communication
Angelo Corallo, Laura Fortunato, Clara Renna, Marco Lucio Sarcinella, Alessandra Spennato and Cristina De Blasi
Chapter 2. The Paks Pact: Topoi in Hungarian nuclear energy discourse
Dorottya Egres and Anna Petschner
Chapter 3. Particularist understanding of CSR marketing visual arguments: An applied multidisciplinary approach
Hédi Csordás and Zsolt Ziegler
Chapter 4. Cognitive science and the controversy of anthropogenic climate change
Annette Hohenberger
Chapter 5. ELEna: An interdisciplinary research
Diego Jiménez Palmero, José Luis Pro, Francisco José Salguero-Lamillar and José Francisco Quesada
Chapter 6. What is the meaning of biodiversity?: A pragmatist approach to an intrinsically interdisciplinary concept
Pierluigi Barrotta and Roberto Gronda
Chapter 7. Human evolution: A role for culture?
Paulo C. Abrantes
Chapter 8. A historical controversy about politeness and public argument: The dispute about fashion between Melchiorre Gioja and Antonio Rosmini
Francesca Saltamacchia and Andrea Rocci
Chapter 9. Husserl’s phenomenology of inner time-consciousness and enactivism: The harmonizing argument
Yaron M. Senderowicz
Chapter 10. Controversial images: ‘Listening to’ the visual, for a new communication ethics
Veronica Neri
Chapter 11. The role and the impact of interdisciplinarity on the relational models of intervention in the doctor-patient communication
Roberto Greco
Chapter 12. The pointer finger and the pilgrim shell: Ethics of listening, resistance to change and interdisciplinarity
Giovanni Scarafile
Chapter 13. Science and democracy: A complex relationship
Olga Pombo
About the contributors


BIC Subject: HPK – Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
BISAC Subject: PHI004000 – PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020026366