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of all the preceding the participants of the First World In consideration , of Transdisciplinarity (Convent0 da Arrabida, Portugal, 1994) have adopted the present Charter, which comprise Congress November 2-7 s the

fundamental principles constitutes a personal Charter makes, without

of the community of transdisciplinary

moral commitment

which

every

any

legal

or

institutional

constraint.

researchers, signatory of

and this

Article

1:

Any attempt to reduce the concept of human being to a mere definition and to

reduce it to a formal structure, no matter what, is incompatible transdisciplinary vision.

with

a

Article 2 :

The recognition of the existence of different levels of reality governed by different types of logic is inherent in the transdisciplinary attitude. Any attempt to reduce reality to one single level governed by a single form of logic

is incompatible with transdisciplinarity.

Article 3 :

Transdisciplinarity

complements

the disciplinary

approach.

Out of the

dialogue between disciplines it produces new results and new interactions between them. It offers a new vision of nature and reality. Transdisciplinarity does not seek a mastery in several disciplines but aims to open all disciplines to what they have in common and to what lies beyond their boundaries.

Article 4 :

The keystone to transdisciplinarity

is the semantic and effective unification of

the distinctions between disciplines. It presupposes

what runs through and what is beyond different an open-minded rationality, through a fresh look at

the relativity of such notions as formalism, rigidity of definitions exclusion of the subject, can only

“definition” and a claim

and “objectivity”. to total objectivity,

have a negative

effect,

An excess of implying the

Article 5 :

The transdisciplinary vision is determinedly open in that it transcends the field of the exact sciences by encouraging them to communicate and be reconcilied with not only the humanities and the social sciences, but also with art,

literature, poetry and spiritual experience.

Article 6 :

In relation to interdisciplinarity

and multidisciplinarity,

transdisciplinarity

is

multireferential

and multidimensional.

While fully

approaches to time transhistorical horizon.

and

history,

transdisciplinarity

recognising does not

the various exclude a

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