Disciplinary emotions in imperialistic interdisciplinarity

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Emotions are an important yet largely neglected aspect of scientific work. Little is known about their role in the constitution and maintenance of disciplines and disciplinary identities in spite of the earlier work of Fleck (1935) and Collins (1998). We present a theoretical account of disciplinary emotions and highlight their role in interdisciplinary interaction, focusing on scientific imperialism. We argue that disciplines are institutions with epistemic and organizational aspects that come together in internalized and enacted disciplinary cultures and identities that provide the intentional and psychological background for the emergence of disciplinary emotions. These are felt in the social identity of a scholar for reasons that relate to the epistemic or organizational aspects of the discipline. In interdisciplinary interaction, disciplinary emotions – such as feelings of superiority and inferiority, confidence and pride, envy and jealousy, or anger and fear – motivate proponents and opponents of scientific imperialism alike. We propose that imperialistic disciplines such as economics and evolutionary biology motivate their actions by second-order judgments about the interdisciplinary applicability of their first-order theoretical and methodological principles. Finally, we suggest that the justification of disciplinary emotions in the context of scientific imperialism should be evaluated in terms of their adaptiveness in promoting some epistemically desirable pursuits in scientific research.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationScientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity
RedaktörerUskali Mäki, Adrian Walsh, Manuela Fernández Pinto
Antal sidor20
UtgivningsortAbingdon
FörlagRoutledge
Utgivningsdatum2018
Sidor31-50
ISBN (tryckt)9781138059344
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781315163673
StatusPublicerad - 2018
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NamnRoutledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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  • 611 Filosofi

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Salmela, M. E. M., & Mäki, I. U. (2018). Disciplinary emotions in imperialistic interdisciplinarity. I U. Mäki, A. Walsh, & M. Fernández Pinto (Red.), Scientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity (s. 31-50). (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society). Abingdon: Routledge.
Salmela, Mikko Erkki Matias ; Mäki, Ismo Uskali. / Disciplinary emotions in imperialistic interdisciplinarity. Scientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. redaktör / Uskali Mäki ; Adrian Walsh ; Manuela Fernández Pinto. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. s. 31-50 (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society).
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Disciplinary emotions in imperialistic interdisciplinarity. / Salmela, Mikko Erkki Matias; Mäki, Ismo Uskali.

Scientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity. red. / Uskali Mäki; Adrian Walsh; Manuela Fernández Pinto. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. s. 31-50 (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society).

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