A arte de viver

sábado, julho 25, 2009

Series: The Art of Living
Author(s): Steve Fuller
ISBN: 1844652041
ISBN-13: 9781844652044
Publication Date: 30/09/2009
Pages: 160 (216 x 138mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £9.99
Discount Price: £7.99


If science enframes our lives, how should we relate to it? Steve Fuller’s lively and provocative book explores what it might mean to live “scientifically”. Can science give a sense of completeness to one’s life? Can it account for the entirety of what it is to be human? And does science add value to anything one does in life? In exploring these questions, Fuller argues that science is undergoing its own version of secularisation. It is not that people are coming to lose their faith in science per se but rather they are losing the compulsion to conform to a specific orthodoxy that is upheld by a specially anointed class of “science priests”. We are, in a sense, all scientists now, says Fuller. Taking science into our own hands, we have become emboldened to affirm ideas and claims that conform to our own or our community’s experiences even if they go against the authorised experience of the laboratory.


Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.


Blog do Steve.



Ortodoxia específica de um grupo de 'sacerdotes da ciência'??? Caracas, mano, o Steve Fuller foi na jugular dos Agentes da KGB da Nomenklatura científica, especialmente dos 'guardas-cancelas', oops, pareceristas, oops 2 'peer-reviewers' é mais chique...