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    The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity.Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein & Carl Mitcham (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Taking stock of interdisciplinarity as it nears its century mark, the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity constitutes a major new reference work on the topic of interdisciplinarity, a concept of growing academic and societal importance.
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    Philosophy Dedisciplined.Robert Frodeman - 2013 - Synthese 190 (11):1917-1936.
    This essay offers a critique of disciplinary philosophy, the dominant form of academic philosophy in the United States and elsewhere across the twentieth century. It argues that disciplinary philosophy represents an aberration compared to the main tradition of two thousand years of Western philosophy. It describes the characteristics of a dedisciplined philosophy, and emphasizes that dedisciplining philosophy requires attention to be paid to the linked institutional and theoretical elements of philosophy. The essay bases its argument in part on the results (...)
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    The Dedisciplining of Peer Review.Robert Frodeman & Adam Briggle - 2012 - Minerva 50 (1):3-19.
    The demand for greater public accountability is changing the nature of ex ante peer review at public science agencies worldwide. Based on a four year research project, this essay examines these changes through an analysis of the process of grant proposal review at two US public science agencies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Weaving historical and conceptual narratives with analytical accounts, we describe the ways in which these two agencies struggle with the question (...)
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    Philosophy in the Age of Neoliberalism.Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle & J. Britt Holbrook - 2012 - Social Epistemology 26 (3-4):311-330.
    This essay argues that political, economic, and cultural developments have made the twentieth century disciplinary approach to philosophy unsustainable. It (a) discusses the reasons behind this unsustainability, which also affect the academy at large, (b) describes applied philosophy as an inadequate theoretical reaction to contemporary societal pressures, and (c) proposes a dedisciplined and interstitial approach??field philosophy??as a better response to the challenges facing the twenty-first century philosophy.
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    Redefining Ecological Ethics: Science, Policy, and Philosophy at Cape Horn.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (4):597-610.
    In the twentieth century, philosophy (especially within the United States) embraced the notion of disciplinary expertise: philosophical research consists of working with and writing for other philosophers. Projects that involve non-philosophers earn the deprecating title of “applied” philosophy. The University of North Texas (UNT) doctoral program in philosophy exemplifies the possibility of a new model for philosophy, where graduate students are trained in academic philosophy and in how to work with scientists, engineers, and policy makers. This “field” (rather than “applied”) (...)
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  6. Answering NSF's Question: What Are the Broader Impacts of the Proposed Activity?J. Britt Holbrook & Robert Frodeman - 2007 - Professional Ethics Report 20 (3).
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Science: Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy.Carl Mitcham & Robert Frodeman - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (5):3-15.
    This is the introduction to a special, guest-edited issue of Philosophy Today. It lays out the extent to which the philosophy of science has ignored science policy and argues that policy issues deserve attention in parallel with epistemological ones. It further reviews the historical development of science policy in the United States since World War II, identifies some recent contributions to critical reflection on basic science policy assumptions, and outlines a set of issues to be addressed by any comprehensive philosophy (...)
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    Philosophy Unbound.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (3):313-324.
    Environmental challenges such as those facing the Cape Horn region of Chile exceed the competency of any disciplinary framework. Interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge—combining the expertise of several disciplines as well as the trans-disciplinary perspectives of the public and private sectors—require a unifying element that helps integrate such disparate perspectives. The field of philosophy, which traditionally has offered a view of the whole of knowledge, can serve in this role again, if philosophers are willing to embrace a de-disciplined expression of philosophy.
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    The Policy Turn in Environmental Ethics.Robert Frodeman - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (1):3-20.
    A policy turn in environmental philosophy means a shift from philosophers writing philosophy essays for other philosophers to doing interdisciplinary research and working on projects with public agencies, policy makers, and the private sector. Despite some steps in this direction, a policy turn remains largely unrealized within the community of environmental philosophers. Completing this shift can contribute to better decision making, help discover new areas for philosophic investigation at the intersection of philosophy and policy, and identify new employment prospects for (...)
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    Commentary on the Future of Environmental Philosophy.Robert Frodeman, Dale Jamieson, J. Baird Callicott, Stephen M. Gardiner & Lori Gruen - 2007 - Ethics and the Environment 12 (2):117-150.
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    The Role of Humanities Policy in Public Science.Robert Frodeman - 2005 - Environmental Philosophy 2 (1):5-13.
    The relationship between philosophy and the community has become relevant again. It has been the government itself, in the form of public science agencies, which has turned to philosophy and the humanities for help, rather than vice versa. Since 1990, US federal science agencies * agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation * have steadily increased their support of social science and humanities research. This support is all the more striking in that it has (...)
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  12. Geo-Logic Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences.Robert Frodeman - 2003
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    The Institution of Philosophy: Escaping Disciplinary Capture.Adam Briggle & Robert Frodeman - 2016 - Metaphilosophy 47 (1):26-38.
    Philosophers view themselves as critical thinkers par excellence. But they have overlooked the institutional arrangements that govern their lives. The early twentieth-century research university disciplined philosophers, placing them in departments, where they wrote for and were judged by their disciplinary peers. Oddly, this change has been unremarked upon, or has been treated as simply part of the necessary professionalization of an academic field of research. The department has been tacitly assumed to be a neutral space from which thought germinates; it (...)
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  14. Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community.Robert Frodeman & Victor R. Baker (eds.) - 2000 - Prentice-Hall.
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    Separated at Birth, Signs of Rapprochement: Environmental Ethics and Space Exploration.Daly Erin Moore & Frodeman Robert - 2008 - Ethics and the Environment 13 (1):135 - 151.
    Although environmental philosophy and the human exploration of space share common beginnings, scholars from either field have not given adequate attention to the possible connections between them. In this essay, we seek to spur the rapprochement and cross-fertilization of philosophy and space policy by highlighting the philosophic dimensions of space exploration, pulling together issues and authors that have had insufficient contact with one another. We do so by offering an account of three topics: planetary exploration, planetary protection and the search (...)
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    Integrating Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics Into Biocultural Conservation.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (3):229-234.
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    What is It Like to Be a Geologist? A Phenomenology of Geology and its Epistemological Implications.Thomas Raab & Robert Frodeman - 2002 - Philosophy and Geography 5 (1):69 – 81.
    In previous work we have described the nature of geologic reasoning and the relation between the geological observer and the outcrop which is the object of their study. We now turn to further consideration of the epistemological aspects of geology that have been largely neglected by twentieth century epistemology. Our basic claim is that the experiential facts of geological field work do not fit with a philosophy of science that has evolved out of considerations on the laboratory sciences. Shifting our (...)
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    The Future of Environmental Philosophy.Robert Frodeman & Dale Jamieson - 2007 - Ethics and the Environment 12 (2):120-122.
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    Integrating Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics Into Biocultural Conservation in South American Temperate Subantarctic Ecosystems.Ricardo Rozzi, J. Armesto & Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30:229-234.
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    Thinking Through Technology.Robert Frodeman - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (1):111-112.
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    Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature.Robert Frodeman - 1997 - Environmental Ethics 19 (2):217-219.
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    Corrosive Effects: Environmental Ethics and the Metaphysics of Acid Mine Drainage.Robert Frodeman - 2001 - Research in Phenomenology 31 (1):156-172.
    Environmentally we seem to be both the victims and the perpetrators of a type of bait and switch: lured into the discussion by one set of intuitions, our interests become redescribed in terms that are intellectually more respectable. Our deepest concerns with the environment are converted into foreign discourses, as we strain to make the languages of science, economics, and interest group politics express our intuitions. The circumscription of environmental philosophy within environmental ethics is one manifestation of this process of (...)
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    Integrando las Ciencias Ecológicas y la Ética Ambiental en la Conservación Biocultural.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (Supplement):9-16.
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    Environmental Philosophy and the Shaping of Public Policy.Robert Frodeman - 2004 - Environmental Philosophy 1 (1):6-12.
    The standard approach to environmental issues today is to turn to science, economics, or democratic populism as a means to resolve our environmental debates. Environmental philosophers, on the other hand, focus on the theoretical underpinnings of environmental issues, with possibly a brief reference to a specific case or example. A policy turn in environmental philosophy involves a third way, where philosophers begin from society’s own growing sense of the inadequacy of our conventional ways of addressing environmental problems.
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    Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact: The National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts Criterion and the Question of Peer Review.Robert Frodeman & Jonathan Parker - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):337-345.
    Over the last 300 years science has been quite successful at revealing the nature of physical reality. In so doing it has provided an epistemological basis for scientific discovery and technological innovation. But science has been decidedly less successful at guiding political debate. How do we conceive of the science-society relation in the 21st century? How does scientific research hook onto the world in a multi-faceted, pluralistic, and global age? This essay seeks to reframe our thinking about the broader impacts (...)
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    Filosofía No Confinada.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (Supplement):101-114.
    Desafíos ambientales como aquellos que enfrenta la región del Cabo de Hornos en Chile, superan la competencia de cualquier marco disciplinario. Las aproximaciones interdisciplinarias al conocimiento, combinando la pericia de varias disciplinas, como también las perspectivas transdisciplinarias de los sectores público y privado, requieren un elemento unificador que permita integrar perspectivas tan dispares. El campo de la filosofía, que tradicionalmente ha ofrecido una visión del conocimiento en su totalidad, puede cumplir nuevamente esta función si los filósofos están dispuestos a adoptar (...)
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    Interdisciplinarity, Grand Challenges, and the Future of Knowledge.Robert Frodeman - forthcoming - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
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    Radical Environmentalism and the Political Roots of Postmodernism.Robert Frodeman - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (4):307-319.
    I examine the close relationship between radical environmentalism and postmodernism. I argue that there is an incoherence within most postmodernist thought, born of an unwillingness or incapacity to distinguish between claims true from an ontological or epistemological perspective and those appropriate to the exigencies of political life. The failure to distinguish which differences make a difference not only vitiates postmodernist thought, but also runs up against some of the fundamental assumptions of radical environmentalism.
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    Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact: The National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts Criterion and the Question of Peer Review.Robert Frodeman & Jonathan Parker - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):337-345.
    Over the last 300 years science has been quite successful at revealing the nature of physical reality. In so doing it has provided an epistemological basis for scientific discovery and technological innovation. But science has been decidedly less successful at guiding political debate. How do we conceive of the science-society relation in the 21st century? How does scientific research hook onto the world in a multi-faceted, pluralistic, and global age? This essay seeks to reframe our thinking about the broader impacts (...)
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    Allen, Danielle S. Talking to Strangers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. $25.00 Arrington, Robert L. And Mark Addis. Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion. New York: Routledge, 2004. $32.95 Pb. Azzouni, Jody. Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science. New York: Routledge, 2004. $34.95 Pb. Baggett, David and Shawn E. Klein, Eds. Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts. Chicago. [REVIEW]Mark Coeckelbergh, Patricia Curd, Thomas R. Flynn, Bruce V. Foltz & Robert Frodeman - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    Hermeneutics in the Field: The Philosophy of Geology.Robert Frodeman - 2014 - In D. Ginev (ed.), The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Springer. pp. 69--79.
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Science.Robert Frodeman & Carl Mitcham - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):3-15.
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    Bringing Philosophy Down to Earth.Carl Mitcham & Robert Frodeman - 1999 - Hastings Center Report 29 (3):47-48.
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  34. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.Baird Callicott & Robert Frodeman (eds.) - 2008 - Macmillan Reference.
  35. Separated at Birth, Signs of Rapprochement:Environmental Ethics and Space Exploration.Erin Moore Daly & Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Ethics and the Environment 13 (1):135-151.
    Although environmental philosophy and the human exploration of space share common beginnings, scholars from either field have not given adequate attention to the possible connections between them. In this essay, we seek to spur the rapprochement and cross-fertilization of philosophy and space policy by highlighting the philosophic dimensions of space exploration, pulling together issues and authors that have had insufficient contact with one another. We do so by offering an account of three topics: planetary exploration, planetary protection and the search (...)
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  36. Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy.Bruce V. Foltz & Robert Frodeman - 2006 - Human Studies 29 (4):509-515.
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  37. A Sense of the Whole: Toward an Understanding of Acid Mine Drainage in the West.Robert Frodeman - 2000 - In Robert Frodeman & Victor R. Baker (eds.), Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community. Prentice-Hall. pp. 119--40.
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  38. Being and Space+ Heidegger Criticism-a Rereading of Existential Spatiality In'being and Time'.Robert Frodeman - 1992 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 23 (1):33-41.
     
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  39. Filosofía No Confinada: Pensamiento Ambiental al Fin del Mundo.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (Supplement):101-114.
    Desafíos ambientales como aquellos que enfrenta la región del Cabo de Hornos en Chile, superan la competencia de cualquier marco disciplinario. Las aproximaciones interdisciplinarias al conocimiento, combinando la pericia de varias disciplinas, como también las perspectivas transdisciplinarias de los sectores público y privado, requieren un elemento unificador que permita integrar perspectivas tan dispares. El campo de la filosofía, que tradicionalmente ha ofrecido una visión del conocimiento en su totalidad, puede cumplir nuevamente esta función si los filósofos están dispuestos a adoptar (...)
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  40. Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature. [REVIEW]Robert Frodeman - 1997 - Environmental Ethics 19 (2):217-219.
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  41. New Directions in the Philosophy of Science: Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy.Robert Frodeman & Carl Mitcham - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):3-15.
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  42. Prolegomenon to a Future Humanities Policy.Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle, Erik Fisher & Shep Ryen - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):30-37.
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  43. Philosophy Unbound: Environmental Thinking at the End of the Earth.Robert Frodeman - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (3):313-324.
    Environmental challenges such as those facing the Cape Horn region of Chile exceed the competency of any disciplinary framework. Interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge—combining the expertise of several disciplines as well as the trans-disciplinary perspectives of the public and private sectors—require a unifying element that helps integrate such disparate perspectives. The field of philosophy, which traditionally has offered a view of the whole of knowledge, can serve in this role again, if philosophers are willing to embrace a de-disciplined expression of philosophy.
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  44. Radical Environmentalism and the Political Roots of Postmodernism.Robert Frodeman - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (4):307-319.
    I examine the close relationship between radical environmentalism and postmodernism. I argue that there is an incoherence within most postmodernist thought, born of an unwillingness or incapacity to distinguish between claims true from an ontological or epistemological perspective and those appropriate to the exigencies of political life. The failure to distinguish which differences make a difference not only vitiates postmodernist thought, but also runs up against some of the fundamental assumptions of radical environmentalism.
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  45. Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st-Century Philosophy.Robert Frodeman & Adam Briggle - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book diagnoses a crisis facing philosophy – and the humanities more broadly – and sketches a path toward institutionalizing socially engaged approaches to philosophical research.
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  46. The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity.Robert Frodeman (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Taking stock of interdisciplinarity as it nears its century mark, the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity constitutes a major new reference work on the topic of interdisciplinarity, a concept of growing academic and societal importance.
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  47. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. [REVIEW]Robert Frodeman - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (1):111-112.
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