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Margareta Bertilsson

Margareta Bertilsson

Professor emeritus

Current research

I have just finished a contribution to a volume on Nordic Pragmatism on "Why's, How's, and What's - why What's Matter" which is soon to appear in press. In turning to some very basic questions common to inquiries across the sciences, I have a chance to actualize Peirce's  logic of inquiry and pragmatist concerns to some present issues in social theory and social inquiry. I plan to expand this text into a broader essay.

I have also been engaged as a faculty opponent on a recent ph.d. disseration at Oslo University dealing with approaches to the sociology of law, and an attempt to re-actualize the classic German tradition to the sociology of law from Weber to Habermas/Luhmann. A review text is in press and will soon appear in the Nordic Journal Retfærd.

Primary fields of research

sociology of knowledge and of science, general social theory, philosophy of social science, sociology of law

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Wired to freedom: Life science, public politics, and the case of Cochlear Implantation

    Bertilsson, M. & Jepsen, K. S. K. 7 Feb 2017 In : Public Understanding of Science. 26, 2, p. 164-178 14 p., 3

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    A Case for Peirce and Social Science?

    Bertilsson, M. 2010 In : Perspectives, ASA Social Theory Newsletter. 32, 1, p. 11-12 2 p.

    Publication: ResearchComment/debate

  3. Published

    Social Sciences and Climate Change: The Copenhagen Manifesto

    Bertilsson, M., Blok, A., Hastrup, K. B., Urry, J., Nowotny, H., Marres, N., Leach, M., Irwin, A., Grundmann, R. & Jasanoff, S. Jul 2010 .

    Publication: CommunicationInternet publication

  4. Published

    Peirce's Theory of Inquiry and Beyond: Towards a Social Reconstruction of Science Theory

    Bertilsson, M. 2009 Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 236 p. (Studies in Sociology: Symbols, Theory and Society, Vol. 5).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  5. Published

    Consuming, engaging and confronting science: the emerging dimensions of scientific citizenship

    Elam, M. & Bertilsson, M. 2003 In : European Journal of Social Theory. 6, 2, p. 233-251 19 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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