Communication and evaluation of non-knowledge and uncertain knowledge in Natural and Engineering Sciences

Duration: 6.2009 – 3.2010


Prof. Dr. Nina Janich | Dept 2, Institute for Linguistics and Literary Studies

Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann | Dept. 2, Instiute of Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Liselotte Schebek | Dept. 13, Institute IWAR


Project description:

Which role do non-knowledge and uncertain knowledge play in scientific discourse, and how is it dealt with in the research process as well as in transfer processes in relation to non-scientific decision-makers? And how can it be dealt with? Using the example of the Environmental Sciences (case study climate change), knowledge was obtained from the perspectives of linguistics, philosophy of science and environmental science.