Science: The invisible transdisciplinarity of French culture

…Hegelian in France, one might say, tend to articulate alternative modes of transdisciplinarity. Currently, however, the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ is most frequently to be found as part of anglophone methodological debates in the physical and social sciences, and in Science and Technology Studies and Education Studies, in particular. It is there, quite reasonably I think, opposed to established concepts of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinari…

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought

…Hegelian in France, one might say, tend to articulate alternative modes of transdisciplinarity. Currently, however, the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ is most frequently to be found as part of anglophone methodological debates in the physical and social sciences, and in Science and Technology Studies and Education Studies, in particular. It is there, quite reasonably I think, opposed to established concepts of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinari…

The obscure object of transdisciplinarity

…ion contains Dossier ROMANTIC TRANSDISCIPLINARIT Y 2 The obscure object of transdisciplinarity Adorno on the essay form Antonia birnbaum The articles in this dossier complete the publications from the ‘Romantic Transdisciplinarity’ section of the AHRC‑funded project ‘Trans‑disciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts’ (AH/1004378/1), located within the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston…

Gemeinspruch: On Transdisciplinarity in Education Theory

…der impasses of theory in education and therefore address the anxiety over transdisciplinarity at the centre of these debates. The question of theory’s own insufficiency is the question of critical theory as conceived by the philosophers associated with the first generation of the Frankfurt School in the 1930s. The realization that this question cannot be addressed without simultaneously reflecting upon the historical and material conditions which…

CRMEP Transdisciplinarity Workshop

Date: 17th and 18th May 2012, 10:00 to 18:00 Location: 17th May: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London WC1. 18th May: Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N. Transdisciplinary Problematics: Anti-Humanism and Gender Studies This two-day workshop will examine the notion of a transdisciplinary problematic, via the cases of anti-humanism and gender studies. The first day will approach theoretical anti-humanism from th…

Sex: a transdisciplinary concept

…Hegelian in France, one might say, tend to articulate alternative modes of transdisciplinarity. Currently, however, the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ is most frequently to be found as part of anglophone methodological debates in the physical and social sciences, and in Science and Technology Studies and Education Studies, in particular. It is there, quite reasonably I think, opposed to established concepts of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinari…

Structure: method or subversion of the social sciences?

…Hegelian in France, one might say, tend to articulate alternative modes of transdisciplinarity. Currently, however, the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ is most frequently to be found as part of anglophone methodological debates in the physical and social sciences, and in Science and Technology Studies and Education Studies, in particular. It is there, quite reasonably I think, opposed to established concepts of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinari…

Networks

…Hegelian in France, one might say, tend to articulate alternative modes of transdisciplinarity. Currently, however, the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ is most frequently to be found as part of anglophone methodological debates in the physical and social sciences, and in Science and Technology Studies and Education Studies, in particular. It is there, quite reasonably I think, opposed to established concepts of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinari…

History (Problem with)

…the review Annales ESC. But was this transdisciplinarity? If we admit that transdisciplinarity presupposes the mastery of different concepts borrowed from other disciplines, concepts that are then put to the test of historical sources, so as to enrich the questioning of the past by renewing it, it is not certain whether French historians have integrated even the idea of transdisciplinarity into their methods. After the catastrophe of the Second Wo…

Introduction

…tualizing such a practice – for all their current enthusiasm for the term ‘transdisciplinarity’ – remains moot. Perhaps only a Romantic bureaucrat can save them at this point. Notes 1. ^ See Peter Osborne, ‘Philosophy After Theory: Transdisciplinarity and the New’, in Jane Elliott and Derek Attridge, eds, Theory After ‘Theory’, Routledge, London and New York, 20111, pp. 19–33. 2. ^ Friedrich Schlegel, ‘On Goethe’s Meister’ (1798), in J.M. Bernstei…

Rhizome (With no return)

…ication of the rhizome, as the philosophical unfounding (effondement) of a transdisciplinarity that becomes synonymous with the creation of concepts in a ‘logic of the And’. And if, to make the multiple, ‘dismissing/de-instituting the foundation’, ‘doing pragmatics’, ‘overturning ontology’ is needed – this means, in good Marxian logic, putting ontology back on its feet, the thousand pattering feet of a millipede. One cannot recommend strongly enou…

The dream is a fragment

…psychoanalysis itself. It is one of the achievements of psychoanalysis as transdisciplinarity: its romantic transdisciplinarity, we might say. Notes This article is an output from the AHRC‑funded project ‘Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts’ (AH/1004378/1), 2011–2013, located within the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London. 1. ^ Peter Osborne, Anywhere or…

Subject (Re-/decentred)

…ssy. The conference functioned as a pilot for a broader two-year project, ‘Transdisciplinarity in the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts’, for which an AHRC research grant has recently been awarded, to commence in September 2011. Regular updates on events and publications associated with the project will appear at www.kingston.ac.uk/crmep/transdisciplinarity.historyfromthe [archive] grip of phenomenology’, it is clear that The Herm…

Bildung and strategy

…ty of Berlin and the reforms of the Prussian state and army. This romantic transdisciplinarity was the intensification of a fusion of rhetoric and philosophy inaugurated in the ‘beautiful sciences’ of the mid-eighteenth century, which would suffer that strange fate of becoming the complementary discourses of Bildung and Strategy. Notes This article is an output from the AHRC-funded project ‘Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods…

The reproach of abstraction

…y to a philosophically reflective form of transdisciplinarity. It is only a transdisciplinarity such as this, I believe, that can rescue the idea of philosophy as a discourse of universal mediation from the corrosive critiques of its claims to an absolute universality, familiar in recent years in various pragmatist, historicist, contextualist and deconstructive forms. As Ricoeur once put it: Philosophical discourse achieves universality only by pas…

Philosophy for children

…://reclamationsjournal.org/issue03_peter_osborne.htm. 3. ^ The dossiers on transdisciplinarity are part of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s HEFC‑funded project on Transdisciplinarity in the Humanities. 4. ^ The danger, of course, is that these demands may be co‑opted into the rhetoric of the student as consumer. Indeed, the reality of the student as a consumer will become the most effective threat to neutralize campus dissen…

The concept of metropolis

…processes through which such form is reproduced. Hence, the necessity of a transdisciplinarity in the formation of a ʻproject of totalityʼ, which philosophy itself cannot accomplish, reliant on the collaborative intersection of a range of forms of knowledge, which would seek to trace the intersectional relations of the metropolis itself. [44] If therefore the metropolis presents itself as a form of (real) abstraction, and is only ʻunifiedʼ as such,…

Genre without genre

…f the novel as the ‘epic form’ of a capitalist world per se. [64] Literary transdisciplinarity Let me come back finally, then, to my central issue. It is not a facile question of asserting the primacy of the prosaic over the poetic, or vice versa, in historical understandings of the novel as the modern ‘genre without genre’. Rather, it is a question of pointing out the ways in which it is precisely the ‘collision’ between the two, as Hegel terms i…

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………………………………….7DOSSIER ROMANTIC TRANSDISCIPLINARITY 2 The obscure object of transdisciplinarity: Adorno on the essay form Antonia Birnbaum ………………………………………………………………………………. 15 The dream is a fragment: Freud, transdisciplinarity and early German Romanticism Stella Sandford ……………………………………………………………………………………25 Kunstchaos : Incompletion, reversibility and fragmentary montage Olivier Schefer …………………………………………………………………………………… 35 Reviews Lewis R. Gordon, What…