Can an interdisciplinary field contribute to one of the parent disciplines from which it emerged?
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In the light of contemporary discussions of inter and trans disciplinarity, this paper approaches econophysics and sociophysics to seek a response to the question – whether these interdisciplinary fields could contribute to physics and economics. Drawing upon the literature on history and philosophy of science, the paper argues that the two way traffic between physics and economics has a long history and this is likely to continue in the future.
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