By Diederik Aerts, Bart D'Hooghe, Rik Pinxten

This quantity is a part of the "Worldviews, technology and Us" sequence of court cases and comprises a number of contributions just about worlds, cultures and society. It represents the court cases of a number of workshops and dialogue panels geared up through the Leo Apostel middle for Interdisciplinary reviews in the framework of the "Research at the building of Integrating Worldviews" examine neighborhood arrange by way of the Flanders Fund for clinical learn, over the time period among 2005 to 2010.

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Aerts, Evolution as context-driven actualization of potential. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 30, 69–88 (2005). be The so-called ‘Methodenstreit’ was wrongheaded, because both camps were guilty of the colonial attitude. They did not take into account the perspectives on knowledge and other traditions in any genuine way, let alone allow for conceptual openness. Without becoming exotic or unscientific we should be able to do that. The conceptual and epistemological problems involved as well as the methodological ones (praxiology, performance theory) are scrutinized.

5 A general and rather systematically overlooked feature of the positivistic approach is what I would call its inherent colonial attitude. This becomes clear when focusing on the social sciences and the humanities. Indeed, the object of study in these disciplines is a subject and her actions and products. In the research process this subject is not readily treated as an object: people lie, hide, evade, and do many other things in order not to be treated as a mere object. In my view you should say that, in the context of research, one best starts from the view that research is being done in a double bias situation.

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