Title

Intra-Disciplinary Research as Progress in Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy of the City

Abstract

Philosophy of the city has recently emerged as a new subfield, garnering global interest. While most inquiries in this area have 'the city' or an urban issue as common ground, particular approaches engage in a kind of study identified as 'intra-disciplinary research.' An intra-disciplinary approach draws from different areas of philosophy to address problems that extend beyond the limits of individual subfields. A close examination reveals that this practice challenges assumptions holding that definitively answering philosophical questions is the only path to progress. Engaging in this kind of research adds to philosophy's set of methods, and shows promise for philosophers wrestling with complex issues.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Keywords and Phrases

Heuristic View; Intra-Disciplinary Research; Philosophy of the City; Progress in Philosophy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0048-3893; 1574-9274

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Mar 2016

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