Welcome to Theories of Science

Description: The aim of this course is for the doctoral student to reach an understanding of some main positions within Theories of Science, with a particular reference to the natural sciences, technology and mathematics and their interplay in what can be referred to as techno-science. The end goal is that course participants will increase their level of reflexivity of themselves as ‘knowledge producers’. The course takes its point of departure in philosophic and epistemological positions within philosophy of science. A particular attention will be directed towards the social and economic conditions under which knowledge is produced and codified, and how this knowledge production interacts with the domain of sciences, technology and mathematics. This includes a historical overview of the transit from a conception of science to a conception of techno-science and the identification of new modes for knowledge roduction. Course participants will receive a list of literature for the course and during the course more material will be presented and discussed. The course participants are expected to actively participate in the course activities in the form of presentations, group discussions etc.

Organizer: Associate Professor Ole Ravn, Aalborg University, e-mail: orc@learning.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Emeritus Ole Skovsmose and Associate Professor Ole Ravn

ECTS: 2.5

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 36


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.