Research Group Theory of science

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Interdisciplinary studies of knowledge, values and society (Theory of Science)

This interdisciplinary research group, located at SVT, works with different areas within theory of science. This field includes philosophical, historical and social scientific research on the role the sciences has in society as well as epistemic and ethical aspects of science. Topics include:

  • The understanding of suffering as phenomenon and concept
  • The interfaces of science and policy
  • Technology in modern societies
  • The use of models in climate science
  • Bioethics
  • Science and aesthetics

Contact: Rasmus T. Slaattelid (leader of the research group)

The research group has three core mandates:

Organising and carrying out indepedent research in theory of science and particularly to develop the very field of theory of science.

Strenghtening and developing theory of science for educational purposes at the university of Bergen.

Offer and organise training in theory of science in particular for the PhD candidates at the centre.

Internal seminars at SVT
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Internal seminar

The researchers at SVT regularly organize internal seminars.