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Kåre Letrud

Kåre Letrud

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email
kare.letrud@inn.no
Phone number
+47 61 28 81 04

Inland School of Business and Social Sciences
Department of Law
Campus Lillehammer

Short description

Kåre Letrud is associate professor, and currently postdoc, at INN University. He has a Dr. Philos. in philosophy from the University of Bergen. In his doctoral thesis he sought to explicate a scientific myth concept, and to explore how such myths spread in the literature and persist despite being repeatedly discredited.

His main research interests are philosophy of science and metaresearch, and he often uses empirical methods. He is currently working on the following projects:

1) Do the recorded deliberations in innovation studies correspond to the image of the scientific discourse as a transparent pro aut contra debate? More specifically, the project examines whether contra arguments raised against established theories are adequately assessed and discussed in the literature.

2) Do philosophers agree on what are instances of pseudoscience? If there is no consensus, the pseudoscience demarcation project is best understood as trying to solve a range of practical problems. The project ought to be justified accordingly.

Letrud is open for collaborations in various areas of metaresearch, particularly innovations to improve aspects of academic publishing.

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Postal Address

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Postboks 400
2418 Elverum
Norway