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Scientific knowledge in the age of computation: Explicated, computable and manageable?

Efstathiou, Sophia and Nydal, Rune and Laegreid, Astrid and Kuiper, Martin (2019) Scientific knowledge in the age of computation: Explicated, computable and manageable? THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34 (2). pp. 213-236. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

We have two theses about scientific knowledge in the age of computation. Our general claim is that scientific Knowledge Management practices emerge as second-order practices whose aim is to systematically collect, take care of and mobilise first-hand disciplinary knowledge and data. Our specific thesis is that knowledge management practices are transforming biological research in at least three ways. We argue that scientific Knowledge Management a. operates with founded concepts of biological knowledge as explicated and computable, b. enables new outputs and ways of knowing within biology, and c. risks enforcing objectivist epistemologies of knowledge as some one objective thing.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Efstathiou, Sophiasophia.efstathiou@ntnu.no
Nydal, Runerune.nydal@ntnu.no
Laegreid, Astridastrid.lagreid@ntnu.no
Kuiper, Martinmartin.kuiper@ntnu.no
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: knowledge management, systems biology, network models, concepts, data
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Computer Science
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 23:47
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 23:47
Item ID: 16484
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: https://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.20045
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Computer Science
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Technology
Date: May 2019
Page Range: pp. 213-236
Volume: 34
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16484

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