Consequently, the issue of a common transdisciplinary language, of a “transcendental
language” or a “meta-language”, (see 94.1).
was explicitly raised throughout the Symposium
Through several constructive confrontations
the participants succeeded in making
(see $3.6 and $4.1).
Eventually, after many thorough analyses, an initial set of methodological
elements to be applied for an approach to be transdisciplinary isolated (see $3.4 and $4.2).
A growing number of global issues were acknowledged as needing a transdisciplinary approach in order to be properly analyzed and addressed (see 94.3).
I t w a s a l s o r e c o g n i z e d h o w t h e n a t u r e o f r e a l i t y i t s e l f , w i t h i t s i n h e r e n t c o m p l e x i t y character, but at the same time with its deep unity, requires transcending m&form
boundaries of single disciplines (see 93.3).
It was also observed that the probable reason for these global issues to necessitate a transdisciplinary approach is that they tend to reveal, more than others, the underlying complexity of reality (see 53.4).
As already knowledge,
Federico Mayor world, resides in
once affirmed that the a gradual cross-fertilization
future of resulting
from the convergence of difference paths in a spirit of conviviality.
During the Symposium it emerged that such a cross-fertilization
development of a’sound transdisciplinary perspective, of a new “intellectual space” in which to pursue the epistemological endeavour of widely and deeply exploring the very nature of the links to be established between single disciplines.
As Prof. Somerville highlighted,
((many of the “bricks”
that we are using to develop our
knowledge base for the future,
are not new. The way in
which we are organizing them prior to building,
that is, the
transdisciplinary activity to take place, are new. Moreover, ” a s a c o n s e q u e n c e , s o m e o f t h e “ b u i l d i n g new )). s that result, are
As a preliminary condition to increase understanding in the field of transdisciplinarity, attempts were ma.de to clarify the perspective under which human knowledge was considered. Two ways of looking at knowledge emerged: