Yeditepe University

Editor's Introduction

Volume 1

As Septet is a journal concerned with the ways the disciplines overlap and connect with each other, we thought it appropriate to have a first issue that focuses on the relations between disciplines while at the same time scrutinizing the boundaries of particular disciplines. Even though knowledge requires a basis on a specific discipline, it always emerges through the interaction of distinct disciplines, as they penetrate and contest each other. The papers in this first issue are united by the belief that a complete understanding of a given discipline requires understanding of the contributions of other disciplines to knowledge, and that any specific field of inquiry often requires a creative and organic mixture of disciplines in order for the highest order of understanding to be reached.

The editor would like to thank Dr. Barry Stocker and Dr. Melda Üner for their assistance during the preparation of the first issue.