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Knowledge is everywhere: a philosophical exploration

C.S. De Beer
The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa | Vol 3, No 2 | a327 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/td.v3i2.327 | © 2007 C.S. De Beer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 March 2016 | Published: 11 April 2007

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C.S. De Beer, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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In this article, I would like to argue that interdisciplinarity belongs to the very nature of knowledges in their diverse manifestations and any disregard for this idea would mean a distortion of knowledge while creating at the same time a situation that puts not only individuals but humanity in general in danger. The role of myths, paradigms, the position beyond-method, and the impact and interference of knowledges on each other, that illustrate the point of a universally distributed intelligence, is used as arguments in the development of this statement. The nature and scope of the danger is spelled out as well. Ways and strategies are proposed that should be invented to avoid this danger for the well-being of all human beings in their societies.


Transdisciplinarity, knowledge, myths paradigms, methodology, beyond-method, royal science, nomad science, ambulant science, creativity


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