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Other expressions of “transdisciplinarity” of two or more fields. Such questions

relate to questions that are not so much outside

are at the interface disciplines but are

rather situated within overlapping disciplines (. .).

The broad scope of [a] hypothesis makes it “transdisciplinary”

in the sense that the

evidence required to dispute it or to support it derives from many differen disciplinary sources (. .). When such a broad hypothesis is framed that intersects so many disciplines, the problems of confirmation or falsification are complicated (. ..).

The term disciplines

“transdisciplinarity” for addressing the

has several meanings to me; the trascendence of meta-questions; the intersection of two or more

disciplines

for

explicating

problems,

and

the

combination

of

methods/techniques/theory hypothesis (. .).

from several disciplines in the framing or testing of a

One of the most pressing issues of our time are the rising rates of diseases of unknown

etiology. In many category. Much of these diseases have

industrialized

nations, breast and prostate cancer

the national research efforts directed followed a reductionist approach (_ ).

at

discovering

fall

into this

the

cause of

If we are going to make any progress in understanding what, if any, role chemicals play in cancer it will take a major transdisciplinary effort (. .). To date, many of these

investigations are disciplinary studies meta-theory across

taking place in parallel. The linkages between the diverse (. .) are poorly developed. The synthetic activity of developing the different studies and disciplinary approaches sees to be at its

infancy

(. ..).

Transdisciplinary the disease and of inquiry (. .).

would require an openness to alternative better linkages between the reductionist and

modes of understanding more holistic paradigms

Each of these areas produce insights into a small piece of the problem. A more

integrative approach could essence of transdisciplinarity problem from the disciplinary

yeld new fruitful

  • -

    looking at the

segments (. ..).

and testable hypotheses. big picture and building a

This is

the

solution

to a

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