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Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Tara H. Abraham

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Warren S. McCulloch (1898-1969) has become an icon of the American cybernetics movement and of current work in the cognitive neurosciences. Much of this legacy stems from his classic 1943 work with ... More


Conclusion: Academics in Action—Bridging Principles and Practice!

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Allison McGuire (eds)

in Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The chapter summarizes the edited volume and examines the topics of Deweyism in the twenty-first century and transdisciplinary modes of inquiry.


Analysing Water Control: Interdisciplinarity, Socio-technical Approach, and Institutions in Water Management

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter first argues for a deeper understanding of the social, technical, and institutional dimensions of irrigation, their interactions, and the multiple ways in which they are embedded in a ... More


Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Maria Voyatzaki

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Maria Voyatzaki’s chapter examines how contemporary speculations on matter shift materiality into the epicentre of architectural contemplation and affect its ethos and praxis. By encountering the ... More


Dignified Disciplinarity: Towards a Transdisciplinary Understanding of Human Dignity

Alexandra Kemmerer

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

‘Interdisciplinarity’ has (finally) also in the legal field become a buzzword, attracting funders and scholars alike. Yet, conceptually and methodologically, the term remains often obscure and ... More


The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities

Alister E. McGrath

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198813101
eISBN:
9780191872396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813101.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Our understanding of human rationality has changed significantly since the year 2000, with growing emphasis placed on multiple rationalities, each adapted to the specific tasks of communities of ... More


When ‘Law and Sociology’ is not Enough: Transdisciplinarity and the Problem of Complexity

Julian Webb

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter attempts to employ the work of Roger Cotterrell that stress the reflexive nature of transdisciplinarity as a specific vehicle for further examining the possible importance of ... More


At the Feet of Rhetorica

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The conclusion dips into early modern emblems with a special focus on one early seventeenth-century portrayal of Rhetorica in which she holds a three-headed beast with a cord or leash. The beast has ... More


The Cybernetician

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers an interpretation of the cybernetics movement that places McCulloch at the centre of the story. By doing so, it illustrates that McCulloch’s cybernetic project can be best ... More


Conclusion: Key Challenges for Global Governance through Goals

Frank Biermann and Norichika Kanie

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter summarizes some key findings of the book, discuss the challenges for, and opportunities of, the Sustainable Development Goals by identifying several conditions that might determine their ... More


Groundwork

Chandra D. Bhimull

in Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The first chapter establishes the overarching argument of the book. It explains why a sustained study of race in the advent of airborne mobility is important when trying to understand how airline ... More


Impossible! Bergson after Duchamp after Caillois

Sarah Kolb

in Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Beyond traditional art historical practice and its haptophobia with experimental, subjectivist, or speculative methods, what we have already begun to learn from Marcel Duchamp can be further ... More


Conclusion: what is the future of ‘behaviour change’?

Fiona Spotswood and Alex Marsh

in Beyond behaviour change: "Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447317555
eISBN:
9781447317579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317555.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter suggests that the ‘field’ of behaviour change is fragmented, which might pose a problem when considering the desired shift towards transdisciplinarity; one of the three ‘future shifts’ ... More


Rational Consilience: Some Closing Reflections on Science and Christian Theology

Alister E. McGrath

in The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198813101
eISBN:
9780191872396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813101.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This final chapter focusses on the question of how insights gained from multiple disciplines can be brought together or colligated into a deeper and more satisfying vision of the world. It ... More


Conclusion: The Continuity

Daniel Reynolds

in Media in Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190872519
eISBN:
9780190872557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872519.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion summarizes the key claims of the book, the stakes of these claims, and the utility of a transactional approach to media use. It makes a call for transdisciplinary scholarship, pointing ... More


Conclusions and Afterthoughts

Kristján Kristjánsson

in Virtuous Emotions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809678
eISBN:
9780191846946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809678.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 10 draws together the main strands of argument from previous chapters and offers some concluding remarks on the virtuousness and education of emotion, on Aristotelian naturalism, and on the ... More


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