Transdisciplinary Philosophy of Science: Meeting the Challenge of Indigenous Expertise

Philosophy of Science 1 (2023)
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Abstract

Transdisciplinary research knits together knowledge from diverse epistemic communities in addressing social-environmental challenges, such as biodiversity loss, climate crises, food insecurity, and public health. This paper reflects on the roles of philosophy of science in transdisciplinary research while focusing on Indigenous and other subaltern forms of knowledge. We offer a critical assessment of demarcationist approaches in philosophy of science and outline a constructive alternative of transdisciplinary philosophy of science. While a demarcationist focus obscures the complex relations between epistemic communities, transdisciplinary philosophy of science provides resources for meeting epistemic and political challenges of collaborative knowledge production.

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Robert A. Wilson
University of Western Australia
Matthias Kramm
Wageningen University and Research
David Ludwig
Wageningen University and Research
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The Structure of Science.Ernest Nagel - 1961 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 17 (2):275-275.
Rethinking Expertise.Harry Collins & Robert Evans - 2007 - University of Chicago Press.
The Disunity of science: boundaries, contexts, and power.Peter Galison & David J. Stump (eds.) - 1996 - Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

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