Recent Submissions

  • Interdisciplinarity and the University: The Dream and the Reality 

    Kockelmans, Joseph J. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    In proposing interdisciplinary programs to deal with the problems caused by specialization, it is important to understand the development of the modern university between the middle of the nineteenth century and the ...
  • The Quiet Revolution: The Transformation and Reintegration of the Humanities 

    Casey, Beth A. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    A transformation has occurred in the humanities during the past four decades which has permitted the humanistic disciplines to reintegrate with each other and with the social sciences. The gradual absorption of Saussurean ...
  • Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Study, and Minor Programs of Study 

    Weaver, Frederick S. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    The inquiry form of liberal education conveys a much-needed sense of purpose for undergraduate education. Inquiry principles enable the assessment of conventional organizations and practices with much clearer criteria ...
  • Confessions of an Unconscious Interdisciplinarian 

    Murray, Thomas H. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    This is a cautionary tale, told by one whose venture into interdisciplinary work began with a social psychology experiment. Realizing there were moral dimensions to the experiment, he began following his interests across ...
  • The Structure of Interdisciplinary Knowledge: A Polanyian View 

    Shin, Un-chol (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    The five-part theoretical scheme that Erich Jantsch devised to describe interrelations among disciplines provides interdisciplinarians with a sound framework for interdisciplinary knowledge. However, when Jantsch introduces ...
  • From Scientific Specialization to the Dialogue Between the Disciplines 

    Vosskamp, Wilhelm (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986)
    The enormous increase of the objects of inquiry since the seventeenth century has led to an increasing specialization in the individual scholarly and scientific disciplines and in their research. Today, despite the immense ...