Addressing global shift. This shift - of the redefinition
and complex issues requires a qualitative, not just quantitative,
characterised as “integration of knowledge” of the object of study. Such redefinition has
is a direct outcome be carried out within
the framework of the framework constitutes
fundamental the theoretical
unity underlying background of a
all forms of knowledge.
is the “intellectual
space” where the nature of the manifold links
among isolated issues can be explored rethought, alternatives reconsidered, and
and unveiled, the space interrelations revealed.
needs also to
many scholars transdisciplinarity.
urged - Indeed
in the light of the many reflections , a transectoral approach, as transdisciplinary
started on approach,
aims at soundly composed views. This requires an exploration of new meanings of
among people or sectors has to go
beyond its mere quantitative dimension,
distinct voices “transformed’
has to be reconceived into a ‘sym-phony’
and the often dissonant reach a higher level of
‘poly-phony’ harmony. It
of many has to be
has been happily synthesised as “the meeting point
of people and of UNESCO
has to be rethought in a dimension of ‘synergy’ and ‘integration’ Symposium provided some clues in this regard.
of efforts. The
In striving for this synergy, one should not rely upon ready-made procedures, stereotyped formulas, and standardized answers. One should not be afraid of leaving behind familiar ground, nor be fearful to admit ignorance in front of the unknown. One should learn to be comfortable with uncertainty, and be ready to trust. In other words, be ready to get transformed, in order to seethings getting transformed.
This endeavour is not easy. Trying to achieve effective transectorality, as trying to undertake transdisciplinary approaches, is a truly difficult task. But it is important to have realized that this effort implies new eyes, new dispositions, new behaviours and new ways of thinking since, as Albert Einstein used to remember, “the signz~cant problems weface cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them”.
Indeed this is the way to go issues of the next millennium.
Yersu Kim Director Division of Philosophy and Ethics