The following repsonses have bee received to date. We would welcome additions / comments form your discipline.

Discipline Q2 Perspectives Q3. Omissions or Distortions Q4. Possible Contributions Q5. Friends
Information Systems Research Positivist,interpretivist and critical research approaches These are all rather self-centred and each tends to despise the others Integration of disciplines on the basis that each addresses a different sphere of meaning. Maybe there are yet other spheres of meaning that all these overlook? e.g. Basden [2011] Practitioners
Statistics Frequentism,Bayesianism Meaningfulness.The camps speak past each other Meaningfulness goes beyond,to serve in 'application'. There may be a way to a "pragmatic synthesis" [Hartley 2008] ?
Perception (psychology) Direct,Inferential,Ecological Tendency to reduce post-psychological functioning like technology,language,sociality,ethics to psychological Fruitful humility: work out what the 'proper' interests are in perception,and how to relate in due ways to thought within those post-psychical disciplines
Technology and Society Studies Technological determinism,Social construction of technology,Social shaping of technology All three are narrow in their view,blinkered on technology as a whole and society as a whole. They ignore 'down to earth' realities Schuurman's [1980] 'liberating vision for technology' which accords real substance to technology but sees it as meaningful in the 'scheme of things' but that this meaningfulness as technology being directed not by its own norms but by norms of other disciplines Practioners; Wenger's idea of communities of practice.
Economics Free market capitalism,Marxist-rooted ideas Both tend to assume economics is 'the science of life',i.e. there is nothing meaningful outside economics Seek to determine what are the 'proper' limits of economics (that apply to either capitalist or marxist or any other economics) how economics should recognise these limitations and therefore how it should relate to other disciplines in which other things are meaningful Ecological economics,those who question the idea of economic growth as such,feminist economics,non-Western cultures.
Middle English Manuscripts [inspired by Daniel Sawyer] Study the content (poem romance etc.) or study the physical artefacts that are the books Use rather than content or form See early manuscripts as things that were used and the use of which affected the way people lived or thought Critical theorists like Lacan,Deleuze,but these tend to focus on a narrow range of aspects of impact

Some other possible disciplines …
Materials Science
Business Ethics
Fine Arts
Political theory
Development Ethics
Theology (or its sub-disciplines)
There are many gaps, and some of the disciplines above are too broad, too narrow or nonsensical. Please send comments, and especially ideas for these or other disciplines and some possible examples

Basden A. (2011). Enabling a Kleinian integration of interpretivist and critical-social IS research: The contribution of Dooyeweerd’s philosophy. European Journal of Information Systems. 20, 477-489.

Hartley, A.M. (2008). Christian and Humanist Foundatinos for Statistical Inference; Religious Control of Statistical Paradigms. Resource Publications, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Schuurman E, (1980), Technology and the Future: A Philosophical Challenge, Wedge Publishing, Toronto.

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