In “Transdisciplinarity as a Model of Post-Disciplinarity” Bruce Janz analyses transdisciplinarity advanced by its main proponent CIRET. Although Jantz seems to be sympathetic to the project of reforming discipline based university structure and sees the opening of discussion between the disciplines (a core goal of CIRET) as something positive, he critiques CIRET for not opening up transdisciplinarity itself to similar discussion. He warns that in this kind of closure to examining and evaluating the nature of transdisciplinarity, it comes into close proximity, even unity, with hermeneutics.
The main point of dispute for Jantz is not CIRET’s commitment to finding practical rather than ideological (theoretical) solutions to the way in which universities are structured but with what he perceives as a metaphysical stance where a certain belief about nature of reality needs to accepted, as a prerequisite to the discussion.
The nature and by default the future of transdisciplinarity is very much in its early stages and foreclosing the discussion on what its outcome may or may be would be premature. Jantz’s argues that the discussion needs to be allowed to unfold in a far more organic way.