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Engineering roles and identities in the scientific community: toward participatory justice

Pronskikh, Vitaly (2020) Engineering roles and identities in the scientific community: toward participatory justice. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper seeks to examine the roles and identities of engineers constituting one of the fundamental, but a completely indescribable community in modern big science with particle accelerators. Large communities of accelerator and detector specialists, which replaced experimenters and instrumentalists of the middle of the last century, themselves exhibit a complex structure and are divided. However, this division is in turn grounded on the division of those whose activities focus on the phenomena of nature considered independent of human beings and those who design processes and phenomena of an artificial, technical nature. Nevertheless, in terms of their modus operandi and identity, the kinship between engineers and experimental scientists is considerable. I argue that such exclusion of the engineering community from epistemic practices can serve as an example of participatory injustice. As one of the ways to transcend participatory injustice, I suggest that the communities should be encouraged to work together in epistemically tantamount roles while structural hindrances to the mobility between communities need to be alleviated.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Pronskikh, Vitalyvpronskikh@gmail.com0000-0002-5181-7497
Keywords: engineering, high-energy physics, communities, roles, mobility, participatory justice
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr Vitaly Pronskikh
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 02:22
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 02:22
Item ID: 17592
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17592

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