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Perspectives on the Unity and Integration of Knowledge


Garth Benson, Ronald Glasberg and Bryant Griffith

Addressing itself to the problem of knowledge fragmentation, this collection of essays seeks to develop strategies from a variety of perspectives: scientific, religious, and pedagogical. The newly founded Association for the Unity and Integration of Knowledge has assembled this material from its inaugural conference held at the University of Calgary in 1994. Taking interdisciplinary studies beyond the mere juxtaposition of disciplines for the purpose of solving specific problems, the essays in this collection focus on the more general problem of integrating different kinds of understanding in a non-sectarian manner.
Contents: Allen R. Utke: Introduction: The (Re)Unification of Knowledge: Why? How? Where? When? - Donald A. Crosby / Charles R. Smith: Nature and Human Nature: Impacts and Implications of Science Since 1859 - Garth Benson: The Integrative Role of «Why» Questions in Science - Ronald Glasberg: Objective Science as the Subjective Projection of Culture onto Nature: Rethinking the Problem of Enlightenment - Allen R. Utke: Faraday Is the Answer: What Is Your Interdisciplinary Question? - Peter Staples: The Integration of Knowledge in Ecumenical Science - Georges Hélal: Conditions for Religious Progress in the Contemporary Developed World - John L. Mahoney: Literature and Religion: Theory to Practice - Leslie Owen Wilson: Milestones: Integrating the Celebratory Elements of Individual Achievement and Family Tradition into the Curriculum - Charles Elkins / Robert Hogner / Felice Lifshitz / Joe Wisdom: InterdisciplinaryTeaching: Intertextuality or Strange Attractors? - Ellen Weber: A Multiple-Intelligence View of Learning at the High-School Level - Uri Zoller: The Integrated Structure, Content, and Methods Approach in HOCS-Oriented Teacher Education - Bryant Griffith/Jim Paul: Constructing, Deconstructing, and Synthesizing Knowledge Narratives - Doug Brent: Information Technology and the Breakdown of Places of Knowledge - Ronald Glasberg: Mapping the Interdisciplinary Landscape: A Knowledge-Unification Strategy.