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As the prefix "trans" indicates, transdisciplinarity (word introduced in 1970 by Jean Piaget) concerns that which is at once between the disciplines, across the different disciplines, and beyond all discipline. Its goal is the understanding of the present world, of which one of the imperatives is the unity of knowledge. Basarab Nicolescu defines transdisciplinarity via three methodological postulates: existence of Levels of Reality and Levels of Perception, the included middle logic and complexity.