Svf-8054 philosophy of science: reading list and suggested literature (Philosophy of Social Science) hsl-faculty, UiT 2014

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HSL-Faculty, UiT 2014

Choose approximately 400 pages literature (Philosophy of Social Science) in addition to approximately 400 pages Philosophy of Science

Introduction to Philosophy of Social Science (choose at least three chapters)

Benton, Ted and Ian Craib (2011): Philosophy of Social Science. The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought. London and New York; Palgrave Macmillan

The role as researcher (choose at least two texts)

Burawoy, Michael (2005):

Cahill, Caitlin (2007): “The Personal is Political: Developing new subjectivities through participatory action research” in Gender, Place and Culture, vol. 14, no 3, pp 267-292
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland (2006): “Farewell to the gift economy?” engelish translation of “Farvel til gaveøkonomien” in Bjerk Hagen, Erik and Ander Johansen (red): Hva skal vi med vitenskap? Oslo; Universitetsforlaget

Johnson, Greg (2014): “Off the stage, on the page: on the relationship between

advocacy and scholarship” in Religion, vol 44, no 2, pp 289-302
Kalleberg, Ragnvald (2010): “The Ethos of Science and the Ethos of Democracy” in Craig Calhoon (Ed.): Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology of Science. Columbia University Press pp 182-213

Knorr-Cetina, Karin (1981): “The Scientist as Practical Reasoner: Introduction to Constructivist and Contextual Theory of Knowledge” in Knorr-Cetina, Karin: The Manifacture of Knowledge. Oxford; Pergamon Press

Merton, Robert K (1942/1973): “The Normative Structure of Science” in Merton, R.K and Norman W. Storer: The Sociology of Science, Theoretical and Empirical Investigations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press

Mirowsky, Philip (2011): “Has Science been ‘harmed’ by the commercial regime?” in Mirowski, Philip: Science-Mart. Privatizing American Science. Cambridge, Mass and London; Harvard University Press

Nowotny, Helga et al (2003): “Model 2’ Revisited: The New Production of Knowledge” in Minerva, vol. 41, pp 179-194.

Weber, Max (1919/1946): “Science as a Vocation” in Gerth, H.H. and C. Wright Mills (Eds.): From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology. New York; Oxford University Press

Recommended Literature (the candidate can choose freely from the list) (students can also suggest literature relevant to their own research but these texts must be approved)

Anderson, Elizabeth (2000/2011): “Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science”. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

Addelson, Katherine Pyne & Helen Watson-Verran (1998): “Inquiry into a Feminist Way of Life” in Bar On, Bat-Ami & Ann Ferguson Eds: Daring to be Good. Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics. New York and London; Routledge (pp 168-183)

Asdal, Kristin (2005): “Returning the Kingdom to the King: A Post-Constructivist Respons to the Critique of Positivism” in Acta Sociologica, vol 48, no. 3, pp 253-261

Haraway, Donna (1988): “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspectives” in Feminist Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, pp 575-599,%20Situated%20Knowledges.pdf

Hastrup, Kirsten (2004): “Getting it Right. Knowledge and Evidence in Anthropology” in Anthropological Theory, vol. 4, no. 4, pp 455-472

Larsen, Tord (2012): “Acts of Entification: The Emergence of Thinghood in Social Life” in Rapport, Nigel Eds: Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and Classification. (pp 154-177)

Mjøset, Lars (2009): “The Contextualist Approach to Social Science Methodology” in Byrne, D. & C. C. Ragin Eds: Handbook of Case-Based Methods. London; Sage

Mol, Annemarie (2010): “Actor-Network Theory: Sensitive Terms and Enduring Tensions” in Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, vol 50, no 1, pp 253-269

Swedberg, Richard (2012): “Theorizing in sociology and social science: turning to the context of discovery” in Theory and Society, vol 41, pp 1-40

Verran, Helen & Michael Christie (2014): “Postcolonial Databasing? Subverting Old Appropriations, Developing New Associations” in Leach, J & L. Wilson (2014): Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design. MIT press

Verran, Helen (2014): “Extending the Cosmopolitical Right to non-Humans” in Valuation Studies 2 (1) 2014:65-70

Other Recommended Books:

Baert, Patrick (2005): Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge; Polity Press

Steel, Daniel & Francesco Guala Eds (2011): The Philosophy of Social Science Reader. London; Routledge
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