Western epistemology has employed various strategies of reductionism such as logical positivism, dualisms, and absolute truth to capture and… Read more Disciplines and Reductionism: An Argument for Alt-IDS
Within the Interdisciplinary Studies literature, it is frequently asserted and/or implied that disciplines are the basis of interdisciplinarity, and from… Read more Interdisciplinarity is not about knowing more: it’s about knowing differently.
Two ideas resonate throughout the interdisciplinary studies literature: complexity is at the heart of interdisciplinarity and an epistemology of complexity… Read more From Objects to Relationships and The Place of Interdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinary Studies is about creativity, at least that’s the claim, but where is this creativity exercised? In choosing one’s career… Read more Cultivating Creativity
Learning through failure is now a staple trope of progressive pedagogy, yet it remains one of the hardest elements to… Read more Making Mistakes and Moving Forward
While I have been teaching in post-secondary settings for several years now, I have not before taught Interdisciplinary Studies explicitly,… Read more Teaching Interdisciplinarity
A number of the issues that I note in the previous entry are identified and discussed by Coyne in this… Read more Update to Previous
Jerry Coyne’s recent book could not have come at a better time. The science-religion debate is out of control. In… Read more The Problem and the Problems with the Problem–Notes on Chapter One
Over the last few weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Situating Science has presented two installments in the national lecture series… Read more Trust in…Whom?
Recently I’ve been reading The War on Science by Chris Turner. Turner chronicles the Harper government’s steady dismantling of Canada’s… Read more The War on Science and its Secular Cloak