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The Nature of Science-Based Controversies

Publiceringsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 28
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag


The Nature of Science-based Controversies.

The following points will be presented:

1. Political and epistemological reasons for studying science-based controversies.
2. Controversies as conflicts between rival professional groups and incommensurable systems of ideas.
3. Results and discoveries emanating from case studies of science-based controversies: four examples.
4. Towards a theory of science-based controversies.
5. Relations between science-based controversies and knowledge politics.



  • Social Sciences
  • sociologi
  • knowledge politics
  • sociology
  • epistemology
  • scientific controversy


Knowledge Politics, Science-Based Controversies, and Democracy
2007-04-22 - 27
Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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