|10 Nov 2010
|2:30pm - 4:30pm
|CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Prof. Barry Barnes ( University of Exeter, University of Edinburgh)
knowledge producers and professional natural scientists than heretofore, as custom currently prefers. This talk accepts that current accounts of co-production have their merits particularly in correcting some traditional stereotypes of science, but it also uses examples to point out ways in which references to co-production are liable to mislead. At the same time the discussion helps us to reflect on the relationship between traditional scientific and social scientific disciplines, STS, and legal and policy-oriented fields of study.
Barry Barnes is well-known for his pioneering work on the sociological study of knowledge generation in science. He combines work in this area with a long-standing interest in the fundamental problems of the social sciences. One example of this latter interest are phenomena of self-referring knowledge, which will also be discussed as part of the STBS Forum latter in the year.
Open to all. No registration required.
Part of the Science, Technology and Bio-Social Studies Forum (STBS) seminar series.
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