By Diederik Aerts
This quantity is a part of the "Worldviews, technological know-how and Us" sequence of complaints and comprises numerous contributions as regards to worlds, cultures and society. It represents the lawsuits of numerous workshops and dialogue panels prepared through the Leo Apostel middle for Interdisciplinary stories in the framework of the "Research at the development of Integrating Worldviews" learn neighborhood organize via the Flanders Fund for clinical learn, over the time period among 2005 to 2010.
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1, p. 25) T7 Theory and world. The correctness or truth of a theory is tested (by our relation) with reality. g. in economics, see Refs. 7, 8). The map metaphor shows that having more than one good theory does not necessarily imply that theories are merely social constructs, without any relation between the representation and the represented. Selecting the best city map thus involves a lot of pondering. So does drawing the best possible atlas of the social world. In what follows, I will discuss some attempts to compile an atlas, to reduce the variety of maps and theories of the social world; ways to compare, contrast, or organize a dialogue between social scientific disciplines and theories.
It is, of course, not meant to be published. However, its publication brought in the open that scientists are biased. In a further step I claimed that ethnographic records show abundantly that the subjects of study hold biases too: they mistrust the ethnographer, or project expectations on him or her, or like or dislike him, and so on. 8 The important point here is that the colonial attitude of the positivistic researcher forbids the alteration of these conditions: with this view on science the researcher is the sole observer, the only interpreter and the final decision maker on issues of relevance, veracity and truth.
February 15, 2011 10:33 Proceedings Trim Size: 9in x 6in 02˙Koen 24 5. Self-Organization as Free Destiny Obviously, I do not pretend to dispose of conclusive evidence for my take on mind and matter. My first intention has been to undermine a few Western certainties. Once we have seen reductionist approaches to consciousness end up in conflations of realms and hence contradictions, we might be more willing to learn from non-Western views. The ritual initiation into Chwezi possession has besides the mechanistic method a holistic objective.