A new paradigm of doing science: Mode 2 Science and consequences
Descripción del evento
Seminario “A new paradigm of doing science: Mode 2 Science and consequences”
El próximo martes día 5 de abril a las 12.30h., en el aula 30 del Edificio de Central, tendremos el seminario organizado por el CRYF titulado: “A new paradigm of doing science: Mode 2 Science and consequences”
La ponente, Ewa Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik, es licenciada en Química y doctora en Filosofía. Actualmente es directora del Departamento de Metodología de las Ciencias en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Católica Juan Pablo II de Lublin. Es también editora principal de la revista "Ethos. The Quarterly of the John Paul II Institute".
Abstract de la autora:
I analyze the conception of Mode 2 Science as a new paradigm of doing science. First, main attributes of Mode 2 are characterized: (1) research in the context of application; (2) transdisciplinarity; (3) research centers dispersed and heterogeneous; (4) a great degree of reflexivity and accountability; (5) new criteria of good science. Secondly, some consequences of developing science in that paradigm are indicated: seeing knowledge as a product and commodity, what changes an organizational form of science and ethical norms governing it as well as social functions of science; criteria of good research that develop in the process of merging epistemic and non-epistemic values, what incorporates ethical considerations as part of doing science – epistemic reliability and social robustness work both as criteria of good science; the idea of the autonomy of science is changed as the co-evolution of science and society is postulated – in fact this is a participatory model, which includes non-professionals in developing professional activities. Thirdly, some questions and objections are formulated. Some other conceptions – such as finalized science, Jeffersonian science and post-academic science – are briefly introduced. I finally show theoretical and practical reasons on why philosophical analysis of Mode 2 (as well as other conceptions about which science should be done) is necessary, including the fact that the development of science depends on our understanding on what science is.