The discipline is against thought; inter- and transdisciplinarity are against thought. Working with Martin Heidegger's careful explication of what thinking is in Was Heisst Denken? this essay argues that both disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity are hostile to thought. Since we do not, following Heidegger, know when we are thinking (but are clear when we are not engaged in the work of thought), it has become necessary to attend precisely to what kind of thinking can, or cannot, take place within the strictures of the discipline or “liberation” implied by inter- or transdisciplinarity.
Grant Farred; “Science does not think”: The No-Thought of the Discipline. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 January 2011; 110 (1): 57–74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-2010-022
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