But in his opinion (ta widespread, stable and influential
basis for a
Prof. McDonell suggested <(to start by expanding our disciplinav
more cosmopolitan cultures)). In his view, this expansion process should be approached ((through the encouragement of mutually respectful processes of both reflection and understanding)).
“Respect” is seen here as a fnndamental ingredient for a transdisciplinary reflection
which needs to synthesise many different, annihilating their uniqueness.
This idea, as Prof. McDonell recalled, is well expressed by Gerard Delanty’s position
concerning a cosmopolitan model of cultural transformation.
In this conception, a ((reflective discourse is more concerned with bringing
heightened level of awareness cultural potentials and with recognising differences)), more than to find quiescent unanimity at all costs, for &he aim of reflection is mutual
understanding, not consensual agreement)).
This conclusive thought, in the very words of Prof. McDonell,
((can bear careful
consideration)) when one tries cctoarticulate the conditions for cooperations among different, and often contending, disciplinary cultures)).