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Interdisciplinary studies of knowledge, values and society


Rasmus Tore Slaattelid

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The scientific goals of the group are tightly coupled to the promotion of interdisciplinary research aiming at a critical understanding of knowledge, values and society. These three parameters are understood as intrinsically intertwined. The research can roughly be divided into two main foci within this study field: on the one hand the understanding of modernity, i.e. modern society which is tightly linked to the emergence of scientific rationality and the recognition of the socio-economic importance of science and technology, and on the other hand the study of the knowledge production itself, i.e. the use and abuse of scientific knowledge claims and the dual transmission processes between science and society. In recent years the problems of an ethic of science, in particular also scientific integrity and scientific quality, have become more of a focus in the research group.


Life at all costs: European precautionary policies on xenotransplantation (2009)
Karlsen, Jan Reinert;Strand, Roger;Solbakk, Jan Helge
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Multiple Modernities. A Tale of Scandinavian Experiences (2011)
Skirbekk, Gunnar
Chinese University Press
A waste of time: the problem of common morality in Principles of Biomedical Ethics (2011)
Karlsen, Jan Reinert;Solbakk, Jan Helge
Journal of Medical Ethics
Imag(in)ing the Nano-scale: Introduction Nanoethics (2011) 5:159-163 (2011)
Slaattelid, Rasmus Tore;Wickson, Fern
Biosociality, biocitizenship and the new regime of hope and despair: interpreting "Portraits of Hope" and the "Mehmet Case" (2011)
Brekke, Ole Andreas;Sirnes, Thorvald
New genetics and society (Print)
Tackling epistemological naivety: large-scale information systems and the complexities of the common good (2011)
Rommetveit, Kjetil
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Herausforderungen der Moderne aus wissenschaftsphilosophischer Sicht (2012)
Skirbekk, Gunnar
Logos Verlag Berlin
Change and commitment: beyond risk and responsibility (2011)
Funtowicz, Silvio;Strand, Roger
Journal of Risk Research
Scientific Worldviews, Religious Minds - Some introductory reflections (2012)
Øyen, Simen Andersen;Vaage, Nora Sørensen;Lund-Olsen, Tone
Pre-requisites to interdisciplinary research for climate change: lessons from a participatory action research process in Ile-de-France (2013)
Blanchard, Anne;Vanderlinden, Jean-Paul
International Journal of Sustainable Development
Science without God (2012)
Fjelland, Ragnar
The Ethics and Sustainability of Aquaculture (2012)
Kaiser, Matthias
Charles S. Peirce: Pragmatism, Logic, and Metaphysics (2012)
Midtgarden, Torjus
Critical pragmatism: Dewey's social philosophy revisited (2012)
Midtgarden, Torjus
European Journal of Social Theory
Alternative Processes of Modernization? (2012)
Skirbekk, Gunnar
Mobilising knowledge for coastal governance: re-framing the science-policy interface for integrated coastal management (2013)
Bremer, Scott;Glavovic, Bruce
Coastal Management
Harmful routines? Uncertainty in science and conflicting views on routine petroleum operations in Norway (2014)
Blanchard, Anne;Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Andersen, Gisle;Fosså, Jan Helge;Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar;Handegard, Nils Olav;Kaiser, Matthias;Meier, Sonnich;Olsen, Erik Joel Steinar;Vikebø, Frode Bendiksen
Marine Policy
Inadequate risk assessments – A study on worst-case scenarios related to petroleum exploitation in the Lofoten area (2014)
Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis;Blanchard, Anne;Andersen, Gisle;Boland, Ragnhild;Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar;Howell, Daniel;Meier, Sonnich;Olsen, Erik Joel Steinar;Vikebø, Frode Bendiksen
Marine Policy
Conflicting and complementary conceptions of discursive practice in non-metaphysical interpretations of Hegel (2013)
Midtgarden, Torjus
Philosophy & Social Criticism
Science-based risk assessment requires careful evaluation of all studies (2013)
Wickson, Fern;Bøhn, Thomas;Wynne, Brian;Hilbeck, Angelika;Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar
Nature Biotechnology
When all models are wrong (2014)
Saltelli, Andrea;Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar
Issues in science and technology
The integrity of science - Lost in translation? (2014)
Kaiser, Matthias
Baillière's Best Practice & Research : Clinical Gastroenterology
Making common sense of vaccines: an example of discussing the recombinant attenuated salmonella vaccine with the public (2014)
Dankel, Dorothy Jane;Roland, Kenneth L.;Fisher, Michael;Brenneman, Karen;Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria;Santander, Javier;Baek, Chang-Ho;Clark-Curtiss, Josephine;Strand, Roger;Curtiss, Roy III
Responsible techno-innovation in aquaculture: Employing ethical engagement to explore attitudes to GM salmon in Northern Europe (2015)
Bremer, Scott;Millar, Kate;Wright, Nick;Kaiser, Matthias
Negotiating a place for sustainability science: Narratives from the Waikaraka Estuary in New Zealand (2015)
Bremer, Scott;Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar
Environmental Science and Policy
Critical appraisal of assumptions in chains of model calculations used to project local climate impacts for adaptation decision support-the case of Baakse Beek (2015)
van der Sluijs, Jeroen P;Wardekker, J. Arjan
Environmental Research Letters
Plenty of room at the top (2015)
Fjelland, Ragnar
The decision: Relations to oneself, authority and vulnerability in the field of selective abortion (2015)
Risøy, Sølvi Marie;Sirnes, Thorvald
From Democratisation of Knowledge to Democratisation of Ignorance - and the Importance of Hermeneutics (2015)
Fjelland, Ragnar
On Cultures and Artscience. Interdisciplinarity and Discourses of “Twos” and “Threes” after Snow’s Two Cultures (2015)
Vaage, Nora Sørensen
Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies
What hat are you wearing? On the multiple roles of fishery scientists in the ICES community (2016)
Dankel, Dorothy Jane;Stange, Kari;Nielsen, Kåre Nolde
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Communicating uncertainty in quota advice: a case for confidence interval harvest control rules (CI-HCRs) for fisheries (2015)
Dankel, Dorothy Jane;Vølstad, Jon Helge;Aanes, Sondre
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Unntakstilstand, det nakne livet og døden. (2015)
Sirnes, Thorvald
Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift
Biohacking meets philosophy, sociology and ethics: Notes on the S.NET 2014 Meeting in Karlsruhe (2015)
Vaage, Nora Sørensen;Trojok, Rüdiger;Borch, Martin;Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria
Peer Review and Quality Control. (2015)
Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar;Ravetz, Jerry

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