The interdisciplinary decision problem: Popperian optimism and Kuhnian pessimism in forestry

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Abstract

Interdisciplinary research in the fields of forestry and sustainability studies often encounters seemingly incompatible ontological assumptions deriving from natural and social sciences. The perceived incompatibilities might emerge from the epistemological and ontological claims of the theories or models directly employed in the interdisciplinary collaboration; or they might be created by other epistemological and ontological assumptions that these interdisciplinary researchers find no reason to question. In this paper we discuss the benefits and risks of two possible approaches - Popperian optimism and Kuhnian pessimism - to interdisciplinary knowledge integration where epistemological and ontological differences between the sciences involved can be expected.

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi
  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Nyckelord

  • sustainability, forestry, silviculture, ontology, philosophy of interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinary integration
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer40
Antal sidor9
TidskriftEcology and Society
Volym23
Utgivningsnummer3
StatusPublished - 2018 sep 13
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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