From disciplinarity through brains to cultures
I've been working recently on a paper that reflects my interests in taking ideas from thinking about the brain and seeing how useful they are in trying to make sense of the social realm. And in issues of academic and political organization that seem to me intriguingly related. The paper will appear in the near future in the Journal of Research Practice, and I'll put a link to it here when it does. In the meanwhile, here's a link to a pdf of the latest draft of the paper, originally called "Social Organization as Applied Neurobiology: The Value of Stories and Story Creation" and now titled "Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, and Beyond, The Brain, Story Sharing, and Social Organization" (a pdf of an earlier draft is here). Thoughts triggered by the draft and/or the publication when it appears are more than welcome.
3 November 2007
Journal of Research Practice version is now available at http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/98/92.
20 December 2007
Also relevant to this discussion is
- The Brain and Social Well-Being, Followup
- The Brain as Learner/Inquirer/Creator: Some Implications of its Organization for Individual and Social Well Being
- The "objectivity"/"subjectivity" spectrum: having one's cake and eating it too
- Diversity: Cultural and Biological
- Difference beyond oppression: getting to new places