Search for dissertations about: "critical constructivism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words critical constructivism.

  1. 1. Free software to open hardware: Critical theory on the frontiers of hacking

    Author : Johan Söderberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : hackers; constructivism; innovation; free software; critical theory; immanent critique; technology; lay expertise; open hardware;

    Abstract : Starting from the experiences of hackers developing free software and open hardware, this thesis addresses some key and recurrent themes in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). It poses the question: how are technologies conceptualised, constructed and used in ways that render some aspects of them transparent, while leaving others opaque? This question is complicated by the fact that what is visible and transparent to some will remain opaque to others, depending on the level of technical expertise commanded. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Collective Archives of Mind : An Exploration of Reasons from Metaethics to Social Ontology

    Author : Gloria Mähringer; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Reasons Fundamentalism; constitutivism; constructivism; realism; error theory; domain of reasons; self-determination; normative harmony; normative instability; disruption of thought; normative transformation; social ontology; critical realism; affordances of thought; reason relations; collective archive;

    Abstract : This monograph discusses the question of what it is to be a reason – mainly in practical ethics – and proposes an original contribution to metaethics.It critically examines theories of metaethical realism, constructivism and error theory and identifies several misunderstandings or unclarities in contemporary debates. READ MORE

  3. 3. What Can Nature Withstand? : Science, Politics and Discourses in Transboundary Air Pollution Diplomacy

    Author : Karin Bäckstrand; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political and administrative sciences; discourse analysis; constructivism; science–policy interface; critical loads; international environmental politics; transboundary air pollution; Environmental law; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Miljörätt;

    Abstract : Long-range transboundary air pollution generates pressing environmental problems such as the acidification of lakes and soils, forest decline and loss of biodiversity as well as threats to human health across Europe. The overall aim of this study is to explore the role of scientific expertise in environmental diplomacy by analyzing recent international agreements in the transboundary air pollution (LRTAP) regime. READ MORE

  4. 4. Constructivism, Essentialism, and the Between : Human Being and Vulnerability in Judith Butler, Steven Pinker and Colin Gunton

    Author : Joseph Sverker; Mattias Martinson; Katarina Westerlund; Stephen R. Holmes; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Judith Butler; Steven Pinker; Colin Gunton; theological anthropology; social constructivism; social constructionism; biologism; essentialism; biologist essentialism; evolution; school; differentiation; christology; doctrine of the Trinity; interpellation; evolutionary psychology; nature nurture; vulnerability; body; individual; person; individualism; personalism; kenosis; self-giving; recognition; feminism; relational ontology; weak ontology; relations; relationality; time; freedom; performativity; culture; environment; dependence; independence; Systematisk teologi med livsåskådningsforskning; Systematic Theology and Studies in Worldviews;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the division between biology and the social by means of Christian theology. The question is approached by reading and interacting critical theorist Judith Butler, psycholinguist Steven Pinker and theologian Colin Gunton.With Gunton the author argues that a relational, but ‘weak’, ontology is needed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Architectures of Life-Building in the Twentieth Century : Russia, Germany, Sweden

    Author : Irina Seits; Sven-Olov Wallenstein; Irina Sandomirskaja; Thordis Arrhenius; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; architecture of the twentieth century; modernism; Soviet avantgarde; functionalism; constructivism; life-building; Russia; Germany; Sweden; urban theory; IKEA; living space; everyday life; home; Архитектура двадцатого века; жизнестроение; авангард; модернизм; функционализм; ИКЕЯ; Kritisk kulturteori; Critical and Cultural Theory; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : The modernist concept of life-building as an architectural method for improving the conditions of everyday life originated in Europe during the 1920s. This book explores three modes of functionalism by way of a comparative analysis of both the theoretical discourses and architectural practices associated with functionalism in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. READ MORE