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By Susann Wagenknecht

This publication investigates how collaborative medical perform yields medical wisdom. At a time whilst such a lot of today’s clinical wisdom is created in study teams, the writer reconsiders the social personality of technological know-how to handle the query of no matter if collaboratively created wisdom will be regarded as collective fulfillment, and if this is the case, within which experience. Combining philosophical research with qualitative empirical inquiry, this publication presents a comparative case examine of mono- and interdisciplinary examine teams, providing perception into the daily perform of scientists. The e-book contains box observations and interviews with scientists to offer an empirically-grounded point of view on much-debated questions pertaining to examine teams’ department of work, kin of epistemic dependence and trust.

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On the one hand, the fact that interdisciplinary research is possible and new fields emerge at the intersection of established disciplines should lead us to consider whether the relation of disciplines and sub-disciplines is one of neighboring resemblance rather than exotic difference (Campbell, 1969). On the other hand, there is good reason to believe that disciplines and sub-disciplines are, in themselves, much more fragmented than any talk about interdisciplinarity as gap-bridging usually would suggest.

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