Seminar of Philosophy of Science: Explaining Scientific Collaboration

Seminar of Philosophy of Science

Explaining Scientific Collaboration: a General Functional Account

Speaker: Dr Thomas Boyer-Kassem, University of Poitiers

For two centuries, collaborative research has kept developing, which has been explained in various ways. We offer a novel functional explanationof this development, grounded in a sequential model of scientific research where the priority rule applies.  Robust patterns about the differential successfulness of collaborative groups over their competitors are derived and it is argued that they feed the development of collaboration. This global mechanism may trigger an arms race and is compatible with somedecrease of productivity of collaborative groups and some overcollaboration.The proposed explanation can integrate various factors usually associated with the rise of collaboration.

Thursday the 11th of February, 14:00 CET

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We are organising a cycle of seminars of philosophy of science at the APC.
During 30 min, philosophers will present their research on a topic related to the themes of research of the laboratory. The presentation will be folllowed by a 30-min discussion between the audience and the speaker.
The event is open to all APC members, external members can assist on request.

Leïla Haegel
Henri Inchauspé


Jeudi, 11 février, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Localisation / Location: 

  • Séminaire

Equipe(s) organisatrice(s) / Organizing team(s): 

  • Autre