Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robustness – Engineering Science

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robustness – Engineering Science Rome, February 5th – 6th, 2015 Part of the Bio-Techno-Practice project See program on Academia.edu Talks: Gabriele Oliva – Robustness: A systems engineering point of view Lorenzo Farina – Robustness through feedback: Benefits and limitations Miles McLeod – Closing rhetorical gaps is healthy for everyone: The robustness of […]

Bio-Techno-Practice

Bio-Techno-Practice is an International and Interdisciplinary Laboratory devoted to the analysis of concepts emerging from science with philosophical, cultural and sociological relevance, and gathers researchers (scientists and philosophers) from different countries and universities. This allows foreseeing future trends for research and investments by focusing on the convergences among life and human sciences, physics and engineering. BTP […]

The goals and conditions of successful interdisciplinarity

In this conceptual analysis, we argue that the contemporary popularity of interdisciplinarity should be complemented by a deeper, critical reflection on its goals and on the conditions for its success. The goal of producing a surplus of knowledge should be interpreted as the production of new ways of thinking, and leave recognizable traces in the […]