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In

a transdisciplinary

dimension,

people

get transformed

into

a

transdisciplinarity

object but, subjects.

mainly,

is intended

as

mutual

not only as integration of knowledge on a assimilation of understanding among the

team, as considered examining

In a transdisciplinary written by the lawyer

dossier, one does not or by the sociologist;

perceive whether as one does not

contribution view of the

of the physicist and the one of the anthropologist; biologist and the one of the epistemologist.

a specific paragraph is distinguish between the or between the point of

As in an orchestra, everybody plays a part of the score making use of the various insights received by the colleagues and, together with them, tries to convey consonance and harmony into a symphony.

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In the XVI century, Montaigne asserted that “the most universal quality is diversity”.

Transdisciplinarity confrontation and

has to mutual

be a space where transformation. It

there is room for has to be a space

diversity, for where people

respectful strive for

synergy, as much as and not to be fearml

they are willing to of their ignorance.

trust, to be As the real

comfortable issue is not

with the uncertainty, in what one knows or

does not know, but in what one assumes to know.

As well synthesised by Dr. Manderson, transdisciplinarity

has to be “the meeting

point of people and minds”. It has to be an encounter among “transformed with a “scienttjic mind’ that, as Francis Bacon remembers, is a mind

people”

(<nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblance of things, and at the same time steady enough tofix and discern their subtle differences; endowed by nature with the desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to reconsider, carefulness to set in order; neither aflecting what is new, nor admiring what is old and hating every kind of impostrrre~~.

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