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Vetenskap och makt. En analys av två vetenskapliga paradigms skilda maktlogiker.

Hagen, Niclas (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay analyse the relationships between scientific paradigms and different logics of power in the field of psychiatry, primarily in the fields of attention disorders of children and schizophrenia. In these two fields of psychiatric research and treatment, there exist two scientific paradigms, a biological/neuropsychiatric and a socialpsychological, working from different standpoints regarding questions of ontology, epistemology and theories of value. Drawing from Thomas Kuhns paradigmatic theory of science, and Michel Foucaults concept of power, this essay proposes that different paradigmatic standpoints gives rise to different logics of power. Relying on the concept of power/knowledge and different paradigmatic standpoints, the essay... (More)
This essay analyse the relationships between scientific paradigms and different logics of power in the field of psychiatry, primarily in the fields of attention disorders of children and schizophrenia. In these two fields of psychiatric research and treatment, there exist two scientific paradigms, a biological/neuropsychiatric and a socialpsychological, working from different standpoints regarding questions of ontology, epistemology and theories of value. Drawing from Thomas Kuhns paradigmatic theory of science, and Michel Foucaults concept of power, this essay proposes that different paradigmatic standpoints gives rise to different logics of power. Relying on the concept of power/knowledge and different paradigmatic standpoints, the essay states that the biological/neuropsychiatric paradigm produces a biological individualising logic of power that fixes the individual to his/hers biological condition. This in contrast to the socialpsychological paradigm, which on the basis of its paradigmatic standpoints produces a social-group related logic of power. By connecting these different logics of power, with the role of the expertise and professions in the liberal-democratic state, the essay states that these two logics of power have profound effects in their different logics of operation. (Less)
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Hagen, Niclas
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Scientific Paradigms, Power/Knowledge, Logic of Power, Expertise, logic of operation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1328208
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
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2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {This essay analyse the relationships between scientific paradigms and different logics of power in the field of psychiatry, primarily in the fields of attention disorders of children and schizophrenia. In these two fields of psychiatric research and treatment, there exist two scientific paradigms, a biological/neuropsychiatric and a socialpsychological, working from different standpoints regarding questions of ontology, epistemology and theories of value. Drawing from Thomas Kuhns paradigmatic theory of science, and Michel Foucaults concept of power, this essay proposes that different paradigmatic standpoints gives rise to different logics of power. Relying on the concept of power/knowledge and different paradigmatic standpoints, the essay states that the biological/neuropsychiatric paradigm produces a biological individualising logic of power that fixes the individual to his/hers biological condition. This in contrast to the socialpsychological paradigm, which on the basis of its paradigmatic standpoints produces a social-group related logic of power. By connecting these different logics of power, with the role of the expertise and professions in the liberal-democratic state, the essay states that these two logics of power have profound effects in their different logics of operation.},
  author       = {Hagen, Niclas},
  keyword      = {Scientific Paradigms,Power/Knowledge,Logic of Power,Expertise,logic of operation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vetenskap och makt. En analys av två vetenskapliga paradigms skilda maktlogiker.},
  year         = {2006},
}