Tacit Knowledge in Science: Discussions with Harry Collins

December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Université Nancy 2


Keynote speakers:

Harry Collins
University of Wales, Cardiff

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The PratiScienS group organizes a conference to discuss Harry Collins’ recent book Tacit and Explicit Knowledge (2010). The conference will take place on 12-13 December 2011 at Nancy University (France). The aim of the conference is to discuss the argument of Collins’ book and more generally the issue of tacit knowledge in the sciences.


Monday 12 December 2011

08.30 - 09.00: Registration
09.00 - 09.15: Welcome and Introduction by Léna Soler
09.15 - 10.15: Harry Collins (Cardiff University, UK), Tacit Knowledge in the Scientific Collectivity
10.15 - 11.15: Trevor Pinch (Cornell University, USA), Harry Collins and Tacit Knowledge
11.15 - 11.45: Coffee break
11.45 - 12.45: Léna Soler (Nancy) and Sjoerd Zwart (Delft University, The Netherlands),Collins’ Classification of Tacit Knowledge: Interpretation and Discussion
14.30 - 15.30: Oliver Kauffmann (Aarhus University, Denmark), What Sort of Knowledge is Implicit Sensorimotor Knowledge, Really?
15.30 - 16.30: Bahram Djenab (Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles, France), Tacit Knowledge in Faraday’s Research on Electrostatics
16.30 - 17.00: Coffee break
17.00 - 18.00: Tim Thornton (Central Lancashire University, UK), Why Tacit? Why Knowledge? The Dilemma Facing an Account of Tacit Knowledge

Tuesday 13 December 2011

09.00 - 10.00: Régis Catinaud (Geneva University / Nancy University), Tacit Knowledge in Theorization Processes
10.00 - 11.00: Aviezer Tucker (Texas University, Austin, USA), Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in Historiography
11.00 - 11.30: Coffee break
11.30 - 12.30: Baudouin Jurdant (Paris 7 University), Assessment, Tacit Knowledge and Reflexivity

For more information on the conference, please contact Léna Soler at:  [email protected]

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