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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

“Theory of Science”

– Wissenschaftstheorie – as a Way to Teach RRI Jan Reinert Karlsen, Matthias Kaiser, Rasmus Slaattelid & Roger Strand Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities University of Bergen, Norway Matthias.kaiser@uib.no

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SVT – Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities – Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Hypotheses for our education at University of Bergen:

• We need a new type of scientist! • Currently we fail to address big societal challenges. • Not ”Truth” that matters so much but ”Quality” (= fit for purpose). uib.no


SVT – Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities • Permanent research and teaching centre since 1987 • (Epistemological, historical, ethical, sociological) research on research • We teach almost all phd students at our university in «theory of science with ethics» – – – –

University of Bergen requirement National requirement in Norway 5-10 ECTS credits Most students write a critical reflection on their own research project

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Example: Philosophy and Ethics of Social Sciences (10 credits)

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Example: Philosophy and Ethics of Social Sciences (10 credits)

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Example: Philosophy and Ethics of Social Sciences (10 credits)

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

RRI and critical reflection • The RRI concept emerges from scholarly research that critically assess the status quo of the science-society interface. It is a critical and radical concept. • This scholarly research includes – Philosophy of science / theory of science

– History, sociology etc of science, STS, etc – Ethics – Political theory – Research focused on foundational problems, reflexivity, critical examination of research traditions, methods, theories, models, core concepts, etc within the scientific disciplines themselves. • RRI without the critical and theoretical aspect remains superficial.

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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

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