[Humanist] 23.346 claiming interdisciplinarity

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 346.
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        Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 21:33:18 -0400
        From: Fraser Shein <fshein at quillsoft.ca>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.322 claiming interdisciplinarity
        In-Reply-To: <20091004083104.5034B382FC at woodward.joyent.us>

RE Claiming Interdisciplinary


As someone with a wide background and who has worked on many teams that
claim to be interdisciplinary, as they involve people from many various core
disciplines, but with many shared experiences, I offer the following

Unless one has a split personality and zigzags between each personality, one
would expect that any individual would have a single cohesive perspective
derived from whatever experiences that have had, whether these are from
differing "disciplines" or not, and this is their discipline. Thus,
interdisciplinary should only be applied to more than one person. Then,
since everyone will have their unique perspective based on their
experiences, any combination of more than one person is, in fact,


Fraser Shein
Bloorview Kids Rehab
University of Toronto

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