Multi-Aspectual Strategy for Interdisciplinary Social Science

By Subhash Durlabhji and Marcelline Fusilier.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Social sciences are inherently interdisciplinary, due to the nature of the subject matter. Failure to recognize this led social sciences to adopt, for the study of humans, an epistemology developed for inanimate objects. Dooyeweerd maintains that there can be no "science" of human behavior: many sciences are needed if all its richness is to be captured. To construct an interdisciplinary epistemology, one must begin with a concept of human existence which does not artificially carve human behavior up into unconnected fragments. Dooyeweerd's "Cosmonomic Ontology" provides a model of social reality which points to a different paradigm for interdisciplinary social science research. A number of strategies and themes for developing a multi-aspectual social science epistemology are suggested.

Keywords: Dooyeweerd, Inter-Disciplinary Social Science, Interdisciplinarity, Aspects, Ontology, Epistemology

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.281-290. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 590.206KB).

Dr. Subhash Durlabhji

Professor, College of Business, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

Dr. Subhash Durlabhji is a professor of management at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, USA. He earned his Ph. D. from Michigan State University and an MBA from Cornell University. His publications include the book Power in Focus: Perspectives from Multiple Disciplines, and numerous journal articles.

Dr. Marcelline Fusilier

Professor, College of Business, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

Dr. Marcelline Fusilier is a professor of business at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, USA. She earned a Ph. D. from Purdue University and has taught in the USA and India. Her research interests include work stress, cultural issues in technology adoption, and e-commerce education.

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