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Cognitive justice in a global world; prudent knowledges for a decent life.


Cognitive justice in a global world; prudent knowledges for a decent life.

Ed. by Boaventura de Sousa Santos.

Lexington Books


446 pages



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Rising from the ashes of "The Science Wars," a series of debates about the nature of scientific theories, this collection reinforces the links between the natural and social science, opening up transnational debate about a range of issues. Contributors argue in print about whether the "science wars" are really over, addressing the present aftermath of the discourses of the sciences, the influence of cultures, the structures of knowledge and the idea of becoming civilized; those on science in action describe human well-being, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and reproductive biology; and global cognitive justice, addressing new knowledge producers, unruly ecological complexity, the demise of critical theory (in economics), international consultancy, coloniality and the geopolitics of the production of knowledge, systematic knowledge in a tropic setting and moving from an epistemology of blindness to an epistemology of seeing.

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