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Outro bom livro sobre relativismo

Esse bem resumido, pra quem não tá com tempo de ler o Higher superstition.

Fear of knowledge: Against relativism and constructivism, de Paul Boghossian. Oxford University Press, 2007, 148 páginas.   /////   compre na Amazon ou na Cultura. sem edição em português.   /////   na capa, a Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris V.

SINOPSE
The idea that science is just one more way of knowing the world and that there are other, radically different, yet equally valid ways, has taken deep root in academia. In Fear of Knowledge, Paul Boghossian tears these relativist theories of knowledge to shreds. He argues forcefully for the intuitive, common-sense view — that the world exists independent of human opinion and that there is a way to arrive at beliefs about the world that are objectively reasonable to anyone capable of appreciating the relevant evidence, regardless of their social or cultural perspective. This short, lucid, witty book shows that philosophy provides rock-solid support for common sense against the relativists; it is provocative reading throughout the discipline and beyond.

1 Comentário on “Outro bom livro sobre relativismo”

  1. #1 Eduardo Rodrigues
    on Dec 11th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Tá aí uma ótima dica!!

    Me parece uma proposta ainda mais direta em defesa do conhecimento objetivo da ciência do que os livros do Zygmunt Baumann e David Harvey!

    valeu!

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