The Two (Institutional) Cultures A Consideration of Structural Barriers to Interdisciplinarity

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 54 (3):399-408 (2011)
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The famous 1959 Two Cultures essay by C. P. Snow has become a foil for decades of discussions over the relation between science and the humanities. The problem of the “two cultures” is often framed in terms of how the particular epistemological claims or general intellectual orientations of particular individuals on either side of this purported divide obstruct interdisciplinary dialogue or cooperation. This formulation, however, is ultimately unsatisfying, because often it focuses narrowly on the intentions and arguments of individuals, without considering the institutional frameworks within which such debates occur. In this article, I propose to bracket issues of individual epistemological orientation while ..
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