Seminaret i vitenskapsteori: The Third Wave of Science Studies
Harry Collins, professor i sosiologi ved Universitetet i Cardiff, kommer til Seminaret i vitenskapsteori for å snakke om den tredje bølgen vitenskapsstudier. Foredraget er åpent for alle interesserte.
The lecture will be held in english.
Foredraget er del av en seminarrekke i regi av Seminaret i vitenskapsteori. Som alle foredrag i serien er også dette åpent for alle interesserte. Foredraget vil bli holdt på engelsk og varer fra 14.15 til 15.00. I pausen blir det servert kaffe og fra 15.15-16.00 åpnes det opp for spørsmål, kommentarer og diskusjon.
The continuing development of the third wave of science studies
Sammendrag: To our surprise, the 2002 paper called 'The Third Wave of Science Studies' (see abstract below) gave rise to so much controversy that a whole program has grown
out of it with bearing on a host of disciplines and a number of unanticipated developments both theoretical and empirical. I will explain these and set out the latest findings.
Abstract 2002-paper: Science studies has shown us why science and technology cannot always solve technical problems in the public domain. In particular, the speed of political decision-making is faster than the speed of scientific consensus formation. A predominant motif over recent years has been the need to extend the domain of technical decision-making beyond the technically qualified élite, so as to enhance political legitimacy. We argue, however, that the `Problem of Legitimacy' has been replaced by the `Problem of Extension' - that is, by a tendency to dissolve the boundary between experts and the public so that there are no longer any grounds for limiting the indefinite extension of technical decision-making rights. We argue that a Third Wave of Science Studies - Studies of Expertise and Experience (SEE) - is needed to solve the Problem of Extension. SEE will include a normative theory of expertise, and will disentangle expertise from political rights in technical decision-making. The theory builds categories of expertise, starting with the key distinction between interactive expertise and contributory expertise. A new categorization of types of science is also needed.
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Bio: Harry Collins is a Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University. His latest books include Gravity's Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-First Century and Tacit and Explicit Knowledge (both published at the University of Chicago Press.