By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel
Through a chain of unique essays, this ebook unites a world workforce of well known researchers and educators round the subject matter of data discussion. Spanning issues from usual complexity to neuroscience, from schooling concept to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it permits an environment of optimistic feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new beginning for the transdisciplinary procedure.
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If mental faculties, reflexive consciousness and the capacity to produce and exchange knowledge are studied scientifically, they are equally seen as part of a philosophical dialogue. Borrowing a modified version of Bachelard’s formulation, we can perhaps say that science may aspire to have the philosophy it deserves and, inversely, philosophy might count on science to listen to its concerns. 2EFERENCES Bachelard, G. (1953) Le Matérialisme rationnel, PUF, Paris. -P. (1983) L’Homme neuronal, Fayard, Paris.
E. humans’ conscious life, could not be explained without reference to two different and irreducible principles, the world Descartes divided into res extensa (physical) and res cogitans (mind, spirit). In contrast Edelman’s view incorporates tacit acceptance that the functions of mind and body are interdependent entities. #ONSCIOUSNESS AS AN EMERGING CONDITION OF NEURONAL ORGANIZATION The body of Edelman’s work in the years from 1987-2006 is founded on a postulate of scientific materialism according to which consciousness is considered as an emerging condition of the neuronal organization of the brain.
Gaston Bachelard (1953) Il existera toujours une marge d’incertitude, une frange de remise en question pour toute avancée de la connaissance scientifique. Est-ce une raison pour renoncer à en savoir plus ? Jean-Pierre Changeux (2002) Jean-Pierre Changeux sets out to establish a plausible bridge between the humanities and the neurosciences based on Paul Ricœur’s concept of the capable person, defined as a rational and conscious individual engaged in social relationships and with personal identity, in other words able to perceive of “oneself as another”.
A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a World Knowledge Dialogue by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel