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ERIC Number: EJ1117885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4760
The Virtue of Reverence in Interdisciplinary Studies
Arvidson, P. Sven
Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, n33 p117-143 2015
One reason scholars and students are attracted to interdisciplinary studies and its research process is because doing good work in the field requires values, traits and skills that are virtuous rather than vicious. This study examines how successful interdisciplinary research is intrinsically related to the human capacity for reverence in the face of complexity. Articulating reverence in the research process advances our understanding of interdisciplinary theories concerning complexity, perspective taking, common ground and integration. The result helps balance the cognitive emphasis in interdisciplinary studies with an account emphasizing emotion and character. Interdisciplinary reverence illuminates the kind of integration practiced in the humanities and fine and performing arts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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