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Dorothy, svt skok seminar 15.03.10


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This is a joint seminar presentation given at the Centre for the Science and Humanities and the Centre for Gender Studies (University of Bergen, Norway)

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Dorothy, svt skok seminar 15.03.10

  1. 1. Hjernevask! A biologist reflects on gender differences in systems views Dr. Dorothy J. Dankel Senter for vitenskapsteori Havforskningsinstituttet
  2. 2. Is Harald Eia getting it right?
  3. 3. What is a systems view? Ecofeminism
  4. 4. How are men & women different?
  5. 5. The “S-brain” & the “E-brain”
  6. 6. <ul><li>Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen </li></ul>The “S-brain” & the “E-brain”
  7. 7. “ S” & “E” brains not gender exclusive
  8. 8. Cognitive differences can work together Social sciences Strength in diversity Economics Systems understanding Ethical theory Biological sciences Technology studies
  9. 9. Reasons for personal/institutional reflection <ul><li>How do I think? </li></ul><ul><li>How does my research group think? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are we scientific inbreds? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would an interdisciplinary view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help my science? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are my colleagues? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would we impress Eia (society)? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Main messages <ul><li>Mono-disciplinary science is easily ridiculed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How much of research is based on political agendas? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflexivity can illuminate </li></ul><ul><li>Systems understanding seeks strength </li></ul><ul><li>from Diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(the way we think) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplinary background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(our education) </li></ul></ul>