The Nature of Science-Based Controversies

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Abstract

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.

Details

Authors
  • Thomas Brante
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • sociologi, knowledge politics, sociology, epistemology, scientific controversy
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusUnpublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventKnowledge Politics, Science-Based Controversies, and Democracy, 2007 - Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 2007 Apr 222007 Apr 27

Conference

ConferenceKnowledge Politics, Science-Based Controversies, and Democracy, 2007
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period2007/04/222007/04/27