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Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (org.)
Lexington Books (2007)

Participam neste livro: João Arriscado Nunes, Arturo Escobar, Orlando Fals Borda, Olival Freire Jr., Joan Fujimura, Leonard Kaplan, Hugh Lacey, Richard E. Lee, Francisco Louça, Maria Paula Meneses, Walter Mignolo, Luis E. Mora-Osejo, João Ramalho Santos, Anna Carolina Regner, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Isabelle Stengers, Frank Summers, Peter Taylor, Stephen Toulmin, Shiv Visvanathan, Peter Wagner, Immanuel Wallertsein.

Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life is an edited collection that springs from the now dormant debates known as "The Science Wars," which questioned the nature of scientific theories. Learning from the debates about the plurality of truths and opinions, editor Boaventura de Sousa Santos has realized an opportunity for strengthening the relations between the natural and social sciences with more epistemological affinities and for opening up new transnational dialogues between scientists and other producers of knowledge. This book analyses in detail some of the topics that amount to a set of problematic relations between science and ethics; between objectivity and neutrality; between the sociological and theoretical condition of production and the limits of scientific rigor; between public faith in science and the economic powers that determine scientific priorities; and between science and other kinds of knowledge existing in society.

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