About this book
How do transnational communities of scientists emerge and evolve, and how does scientific cooperation interact with social and political integration in Europe? This collection assembles a wide array of analyses from philosophy and sociology of science and the social sciences tackling these questions from various perspectives. The contributions from philosophy investigate the foundations of social epistemology, and the features and development of significant transnational research communities in the natural sciences, while those from sociology and political science examine the various forms of interaction between transborder scientific and other expert activities and broader social and political integration. They are united by advancing our understanding of the complex network of transnational intellectual discourses, identities, interests, and integration in Europe.
Discoveries of oxygen and the «Chemical Revolution» in the context of European scientific networks. – From interaction to integration? Transnational scientific communities in biology. – Science and the manufacture of a political order: A sociological study of the European manned space programme. – European research programmes: Spaces of knowledge or economic tool? – Expert communities and security: Neofunctional integration in European policing practices. – An epistemic-consequentialist social epistemology as an epistemological perspective concerning the investigation of a common, European knowledge community
Lecturers and students of natural and social sciences and philosophy
Practitioners in science promotion and science management
Dr. Bertold Schweitzer is Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Dundee.
Dr. Thomas Sukopp is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy/Didactics of Philosophy at the University of Siegen.
Knowledge Knowledge Exchange Problem Solving University Social Epistemology Knowledge Transfer Knowledge Communities Europe
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Knowledge Communities in Europe
- Book Subtitle Exchange, Integration and Its Limits
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-18852-8
- Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
- Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-18851-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-658-18852-8
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VI, 164
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Philosophy of Science
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