Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity (BOK)

Robert Frodeman

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What is the future of the university? The modern university system, created in the late 19th century and developed across the 20th century, was built upon the notion of disciplinarity. Today the social, epistemological, and technological conditions that supported the disciplinary pursuit of knowledge are coming to an end. Knowledge production has itself become unsustainable: we are drowning in knowledge even as new PhDs cannot find work. Sustainable Knowledge explores these questions and offers a new account of what is at stake in talk about 'interdisciplinarity'. Sustainable Knowledge develops two themes. First, it offers an account of contemporary knowledge production in terms of the concepts of disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and sustainability. Second, it reconceives the role of philosophy and the humanities both within the academy and across society. It argues that philosophy and the humanities must reinvent themselves, taking on the Socratic task of providing a historical and philosophical critique of society.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Robert Frodeman
ISBN 9781137303011
Antall sider 134 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 322 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge, Higher & further education, tertiary education, Universities, Philosophy & theory of education, Interdisciplinary studies

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