Interdisciplinary Studies Unit
One of the central revolutions in the academic world in the past few years, as is well known, is the collapse of the disciplinary barriers. In the natural sciences this trend had already appeared long ago in fields as psycho-zoology.
This trend has since spread to the other fields of study. One cannot study literature nowadays without vast knowledge in anthropology (Levy-Strauss’ studies and others), in brain physiology (the ways a text is apprehended), economics (commodity culture principles), etc. In philosophy, knowledge in sociology or psychology is an integral part of the philosophical body of knowledge itself. For example, the works of Clifford Geertz and Peter Winch are studied as part of the discourse on the concept of rationality. In Law, hermeneutic theories, as those of Gadamer, are considered relevant to the understanding of the judicial praxis, though they were not initially presented as theories of jurisprudence.
In this spirit, the Senate Committee has formed five interdisciplinary programs, which are:
Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Science, Technology and Society
Additional information is available at the Interdisciplinary Studies Unit
Moreshet Israel area, 604, 3rd floor