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The disciplines therefore are in one sense the way of accessing a new theme of study; but in another sense, their treatment or ignorance of that theme is itself the issue.

Transdisciplinarity interdisciplinarity

takes disciplines cannot.

as objects of study in a way

in which

Transdisciplinarity

examines

disciplinary

strategy

in

mind.

a It

particular is the site

site or sites of interest as observed and not the

without a

particular

intellectual

tradition

of the observer which determines the approach (, ).

Areas such as the ‘city’, or ‘drugs’, provide places of conjunction variety of disciplinary issues that no disciplinary or interdisciplinary

between such a framework can

do it justice. It is only by treating every discipline as relevant but never a hegemonic structure that an understanding of the meaning of that site can really be developed (...).

Transdisciplinarity treats different disciplines as verbs rather than nouns,

The treatment of disciplines - the use of the word “and” - as implying a mutual constitution of subjects rather than a conjunction of objects, is what marks out the territory of the transdisciplinarity.

Change comes from thought, and thought comes

web

of

connections

developed,

entrenched,

from and

the imagination enriched over

(.

.). Brain

is a

a

lifetime

of

experience. By multiplying

the ways in which ideas are expressed, we multiply the

web of connections in our communicate and the ability experiences and knowledges

thinking, and of the listener (. .).

therefore multiply both our to build on those ideas out of

ability to their own

There is something enormously revealing about the very connections which a society has chosen not to focus on. The sideways glimpse, the unspoken assumption, tells one an enormous amount about the nature and the structure of a society or an issue. By focusing on the kind of connections which have not been considered before (. .) one finds a great deal of surprising material.

Transdisciplinarity

is the

meeting

point

of

people

and mind

It is precisely by applying a variety of different perspectives to a particular site or issue, and through critiquing the approach taken by traditional disciplines in relation

to that site, that one is engaged in transdisciplinary

work. Further, the capacity of

transdisciplinary

studies to multiply our ways of knowing, and

emotion, ethics to politics, and knowledge new ways of thinking about entrenched

to aesthetics, makes social problems, and

to connect reason it both productive communicative to

to of a

broad range of social stakeholders. innovation offered by ransdisciplinary otherwise intractable social issues.

The work

pedagogic appeal and the is particularly important in

intellectual addressing

The transdisciplinary work (. .) emphasised that understanding comes not just from words but from images (. .). These emphasise that there is something intellectual beyond words, something to be understood which cannot be captured by traditional

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