Worldviews, Science and Us

Worldviews, Science and Us

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This volume is part of the a€œWorldviews, Science and Usa€ series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of worlds, cultures and society. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary studies within the framework of the a€œResearch on the Construction of Integrating Worldviewsa€ research community set up by the Flanders Fund for Scientific Research, over the period of time between 2005 to 2010. Further information about this research community and a full list of the associated international research centers can be found at Contents:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Worlds, Cultures and Society (Diederik Aerts, Bart D'Hooghe, Rik Pinxten a Immanuel Wallerstein)Why Consciousness has No Plural (Koen Stroeken)The Relevance of a Non-Colonial View on Science and Knowledge for an Open Perspective on the World (Rik Pinxten)An Atlas for the Social World: What Should It (Not) Look Like? Interdisciplinarity and Pluralism in the Social Sciences (Jeroen Van Bouwel)Worlds of Legitimate Welfare Arrangements: A Realistic Utopia on Pensions (Patricia Frericks a Robert Maier)Imagination and Empathy as Conditions for Interpersonal Understanding in the Context of a Facilitating Worldview (Hans Alma a Adri Smaling)Worldview as Relational Notion? Reconsidering the Relations Between Worldviews, Science and Us from a Radical Symmetrical Anthropology (Lieve Orye)The Structures of Knowledge in a World in Transition (Richard E Lee)On Bridging Theory and Practice in the Perspective of History (Ellen Van Keer)Addressing the Sustainability Challenge Beyond the Fact-Value Dichotomy: A Call for Engaged Knowledge (Gert Goeminne, Filip Kolen a Erik Paredis) Readership: Students, professionals and the general public. Keywords:Worldviews;Interdisciplinarity;Cultures and SocietyKey Features:The authors analyse the way in which worlds, cultures and society interrelate from the viewpoint of diverse scientific disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology, ethics, cultural studies and archeologyThe content of the book contributes in an essential way to the growth and integration of actual human worldviewsFeatures new papers of specialists in their fieldgeographic concentration (they speak of an oligopoly) on the market of economics journals, which reinforces the orthodox ... More than 67 % of economics faculty received their doctorates from a top-ten PhD program, and almost 82 % earnedanbsp;...

Title:Worldviews, Science and Us
Author:Diederik Aerts, Bart D'Hooghe, Rik Pinxten, Immanuel Wallerstein
Publisher:World Scientific - 2011-03-28


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