Barbara Herrnstein Smith, E. Roy Weintraub
Among the most exciting and significant new developments in contemporary thought is the recognition of issues that span the chasm traditionally separating studies in the humanities and social sciences from those in the natural sciences. Innovative responses to such issues are reflected in the emergence of a number of distinctly interdisciplinary fields, such as cognitive science, complexity studies, theoretical biology, developmental systems theory and science and technology studies. This trend has also informed explorations of culturally and theoretically significant aspects of the natural sciences and technology in fields such as anthropology, economics, history, literary and cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy. Important, original work reflecting these developments are showcased in this series, in which both established and younger scholars present empirically responsible and challenging studies that are genuinely interdisciplinary in impulse and reach.