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Research in Theory of Science

Theory of Science is concerned with the production, interpretation and use of scientific knowledge in different settings. This means that theory of science is a so-called ”meta subject”. Researchers in the theory of science have developed ways to study other sciences and their place in society. Some of the important concepts to do this are co production, actor network theory, the strong programme, interpretative flexibility, boundary objects, symmetry, translations, scientific citizenship and performativity. Internationally these concepts are subsumed under the headline science studies. Theory of science is influenced by and developing its analytical tools in collaboration with the sociology of science, philosophy of science, history of science as well as with cultural and policy studies of knowledge and science.