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Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries

Editors: Krings, Bettina-Johanna, Rodríguez, Hannot, Schleisiek, Anna (Eds.)

  • Empirical evidence with regard to the topicInterdisciplinary approach
  • New scientific perspectives on boundary transgression
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The aim of this book is to understand and critically appraise science-based transgression dynamics in their whole complexity. It includes contributions from experts with different disciplinary backgrounds, such as philosophy, history and sociology. Thus, it is in itself an example of boundary transgression.Scientific disciplines and their objects have tended to be seen as permanent and distinct. However, science is better conceived as an activity that constantly surpasses, erases and rebuilds all kinds of boundaries, either disciplinary, socio-ethical or ecological. This transgressive capacity, a characteristic trait of science and its applications, defines us as “knowledge societies.” However, scientific and technological developments are also sources of serious environmental and social concerns. 

About the authors

Bettina-Johanna Krings (MA in Sociology, Political Science and Anthropology; PhD in Sociology) is head of the research department “Knowledge Society and Knowledge Policy” at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).Hannot Rodríguez (PhD in Philosophy) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.Anna Schleisiek (Dipl.-Soz.) is doing research on the role of economic principles in the scientific practice of research teams for her PhD project in sociology.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Possibilities and Limits of Science-Based Boundary Transgressions

    Krings, Bettina-Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Science and Experiment

    Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg

    Pages 23-33

  • From “Imaging 2.0” to “Imaging 3.0”

    Friedrich, Kathrin

    Pages 35-57

  • The Use and Influence of Indicators in Decisions About Technological Innovation

    Boavida, Nuno

    Pages 59-99

  • Shifting Practices of Academia as an Entrepreneurial Organization in Indonesia

    Purwaningrum, Farah

    Pages 103-132

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-14449-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-14448-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries
Editors
  • Bettina-Johanna Krings
  • Hannot Rodríguez
  • Anna Schleisiek
Series Title
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-14449-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-14449-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-14448-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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