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 production.
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: Ole Ravn, Associate Professor, Aalborg University,, and Professor Emeritus Ole Skovsmose, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Ole Ravn and Professor Emeritus Ole Skovsmose

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 12-13 February 2014 9.00-15.00, 14 February 2014 9.00-12.30

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12A/6-104

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 36

Deadline: 22 January, 2014