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reference,

even at random, to Buddha,

Nagrajuna,

Samkara, Kuatilya,

b.

Barthirahri or even Gandhi in the contemporary European corpus); Equal discursive dignity for ‘organic’ knowledges: knowledges uncodified

as

C.

d.

esoteric knowledges (. .); Equal discursive dignity to the traditions of especially traditions of knowing as women; Equal discursive dignity to the indigenous

knowing

in pre-colonial cultures,

jural and

juristic traditions (even

Habermas, writing

at the turn of the century marked by ‘information

explosion’ shows no conception of anything of traditions of thought and praxis concerning worlds).

remotely non-European rights and justice in the

in terms different

Trans-disciplinarity

to my mind, has yet to be fully de-colonialized

Learning from transdisciplinarity

For me, transdisciplinarity

consists in a dialog between the epistemic communities of

erudite only if

knowledges and practitioners of organic knowledges. This becomes equal discursive dignity is accorded to both types of knowledges.

possible

Failures

The limits of multi-disciplinarity between knowledges and material

are the all too often shaped by the relationship interests they serve. This was manifested in my

fifteen year long engagement (. .). Corporate science was

with not,

the 200,000 (. .) victims of Bhopal catastrophe

following

classical

models

of

causality,

abZe

to

extrapolate with any degree of certitude the of methylicosynate gas] on human beings disaster caused by hazardous science and arrogance in ameliorating potentials for the

impact of this massive release [of 47 tons (. .). Epistemic humility in face of mass technology is matched only by imperial wretched of the earth. Causal agnosticism

reigns supreme in the very moment of catastrophe.

These carefully choreographed rhythms (confidence

in

modern

science and

technology and the cultivated inability to relate catastrophes to

what Ulrich Beck has described as the creation of the global risk

the registers of organized irresponsibility corporate science and technology.

and

organized

impunity

causes) summates society, marked by of capital intensive

These registers also modulate the social technology of law and rights. With all its impregnation by the imaginative enunciation of human rights rethoric, modern law assumes the figure and feature of a bystander. Not merely does it mutely witness the annihilation of the rights-regimes by risk-regimes. It also pervasively disarticulates victims of mass disaster.

Transdisciplinarity

arrives at the moment of

accountability of the foremost capital and technology.

practitioners

crisis in the discourse of human of science and aggregations of

rights global

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