Cognitive Justice in a Global World

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

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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.
Maintaining that global social injustice is by and large epistemological injustice and that there can be no global social justice without global cognitive justice, Cognitive Justice in a Global World is an important collection for higher-level students and researchers in the social sciences, philosophy of science, and intellectual history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 462 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 40mm | 879.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739121944
  • 9780739121948
  • 2,222,418

About Boaventura De Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is professor of sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and distinguished legal scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Preface: How Reason Lost its Balance Part 2 Introduction: A Discourse on the Sciences Part 3 Neither Truce Nor Surrender: Are the Science Wars Over? Chapter 4 Pathways to Cosmopolitan Knowledge Chapter 5 Whither the "Two Cultures": Another Volley in the "Science Wars" Chapter 6 On Wars and Revolutions Chapter 7 Scientific Authority and the Post-Euclidean Revolution in Mathematics Chapter 8 The Structures of Knowledge, or How Many Ways May We Know Chapter 9 Becoming Civilized: Beyond the Great Divide Chapter 10 The Self, Psychoanalysis and Epistemology Part 11 Complex, Creative and Situated Interrogations: Science in Action Chapter 12 Science and Human Well-Being: Toward a New Way of Structuring Scientific Activity Chapter 13 E.P. Wigner and the Foundation of Quantum Physics Chapter 14 The Rhetoric of Science in Darwin'sOn the Origin of Species Chapter 15 On the Borders: Science as it is done Part 16 Global Cognitive Justice: Reconstructing Knowledges and World Making Chapter 17 Actors, Networks and New Knowledge Producers: Social Movements and the Paradigmatic Transition in the Sciences Chapter 18 Reconstructing Unruly Ecological Complexity: Science, Interpretation and Critical, Reflective Practice Chapter 19 The Demise of Critical Theory in Economics Chapter 20 Between Cosmology and System: The Heuristics of a Dissenting Imagination Chapter 21 Subjects or Objects of Knowledge? International Consultancy and the production of knowledge in Mozambique Chapter 22 The Splendors and Miseries of "Science": Coloniality, Geopolitics of Knowledge and Epistemic Pluri-Versality Chapter 23 Beyond Eurocentrism: Systematic Knowledge in a Tropical Context: A Manifesto Chapter 24 From an Epistemology of Blindness to an Epistemology of Seeing
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