Show simple item record

dc.contributorWelch IV, James
dc.contributor.editorWilliam H. Newell
dc.contributor.editorGretchen Schulz
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T17:50:16Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T17:50:16Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationWelch IV, James. "Interdisciplinary Studies and the Question of Being." Issues in Integrative Studies 30 (2012): 99-127.
dc.identifier.issn1081-4760
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/4472
dc.description.abstractThe question of being adds another dimension to interdisciplinary theory and practice. The interdisciplinary approach to complex problems requires engaging with multiple perspectives from various disciplines, schools of thought, ideologies, and belief systems. All of these perspectives possess underlying and often unacknowledged ontological assumptions. An exploration of ontological thought will enhance interdisciplinary understanding of diverse viewpoints. Of particular emphasis here is the relationship between consciousness and reality. This relationship is studied in multiple contexts over the history of Eastern and Western thought, evolutionary theory, and cognitive psychology. The nature of consciousness supplies a grounding for integrative practices. The strategy of ontological pluralism enhances the interdisciplinary technique of perspective taking.
dc.publisherAssociation for Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.relation.ispartofIssues in Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary
dc.subjectintegration
dc.subjectontology
dc.subjectreligious studies
dc.subjectphilosophy
dc.subjectEastern philosophy
dc.titleInterdisciplinary Studies and the Question of Being


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record