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By Michel Paty (auth.), Décio Krause, Antonio Videira (eds.)

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This quantity within the Brazilian reviews within the Philososophy and background of technological know-how is the 1st try and current to a basic viewers a few works which were performed in Brazil on ths topic. The incorporated papers are unique, attaining a outstanding variety of correct themes of philosophy of technological know-how, common sense and at the background of technological know-how. The Brazilian neighborhood has elevated within the final years in volume and in caliber of the works, such a lot of them being released in first rate foreign journals at the topic. there's an off-the-cuff yet normal one of the philosophers and historians of technology that the works needs to be of top of the range, and we are hoping this quantity might give a contribution to frequent this concept. The chapters of this quantity are forwarded via a common advent, which goals at to cartoon not just the contents of the chapters, however it is conceived as a historic and conceptual consultant concerning the improvement of box, as built in Brazil. The creation intends to be be very invaluable to the interestes readers, and never in simple terms to the experts aiding them to guage the construction of this state that it really is elevating up within the foreign context.

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38 See among his books published in Brazil: Wolff (1997). E. Wolff has ensured the continuation of the official french presence at the Department of Philosophy of USP, succeeding to Gérard Lebrun. After an interruption of 4 years, the franco-brasilian professorship was provisionally reestablished and I myself have been its last titular for 2 years, in 1989 and 1990. Years later, on my retirement from CNRS in France, I have been elected visiting professor for Philosophy by the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of the USP, and I stayed there 2 years, from mid 2004 to mid 2006.

We are rightly invited to begin with a study on one of the main founders of Modern Science, Galileo Galilei. No doubt Pablo Rubén Mariconda was the best 1 Introduction 25 suited author in Brazil to treat this case, for he dedicated to Galileo studies an important part of his career as a searcher. ). In his paper in this book, entitled “Galileo and Modern Science”, Pablo Rubén Mariconda analyses the philosophical commitments of Galileo in his research, achievements and fight of ideas. He diagnosizes four fundamental components of modernity for science activity, which he states as being the following ones.

R. Camargo’s article, of Sociobiology, put forward mainly in the last seventies but periodically reappearing, as characteristic “of reductionist and deterministic conceptions regarding human beings and society” which are adequate to promote a social, economical and political view that would come to be dominating: “The selfish gene articulates admirably well with the utility-maximizing agent for neoclassical economy”. Let us however observe that the selfish gene is actually not science but very unrefined ideology, and that Biology, like other well established sciences, lets not itself be mixed up easily with such coarse grain ideology disguised as science.

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