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Ethics and epistemology



En finir avec les idées reçues sur la vulgarisation scientifique

Enough said about the perceived ideas on scientific extension


N. Beck , M. Vidard

Edition 2017

Researchers often have perceived ideas on scientific culture, which is apparently not especially useful and wastes their time. But what if the opposite was true? The author suggests that scientists familiarise themselves with the scientific extension concepts and tools to avoid envisaging their research further without discussion moments with society.


Consult Mathieu Vidard's foreword


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Penser l'éventuel

Think of the possibilities

Here comes the downside of working in science


N. Bouleau

Edition 2017

Interpretations have long been removed from modern science as they were seen as beliefs. Instead, deductions and generalisations have taken their place. Yet, as in any science form, there are concerns and worries, therefore leading to interpretations. According to Nicolas Bouleau, we need to have a more interpretative approach to the context we’re living in. By expanding upon Hans Jonas’ vision and Lacan’s theses on knowledge, this essay takes another look at the environment using a full-blown scientific approach.


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Encore carnivores demain ?

You’re still carnivorous?

When eating animals raises everyday questions


J. Porcher, O. Néron de Surgy , P. Légasse

Edition 2017

Entre interdire des pratiques telles que la vivisection, la corrida, la chasse ou l’abattage et nous priver de bons rôtis, pour beaucoup il y a un fossé ! Pour d’autres, il faut bannir toute utilisation d’animaux, même pour se nourrir…

Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, ce livre expose les problèmes et les bienfaits dont la domestication est la source, permet d’y voir clair dans la cacophonie des discours sur « l’élevage » et esquisse des scénarios de changement dans notre alimentation et dans nos relations avec les animaux pour les prochaines décennies. 


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Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Concepts et démarches


N. Bricas, B. Daviron, C. Soulard, C. Brand , D. Conaré , J. Debru , L. Michel

Edition 2017

Cet ouvrage décrit les cadres conceptuels existants pour une démarche d’analyse des politiques alimentaires urbaines, au croisement des concepts de système alimentaire et de ville durable. Il constitue une base de travail pour identifier des questions de recherche, en relation avec les initiatives des gouvernements locaux urbains, au Nord et au Sud.


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Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture

Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture


C. Huyghe, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2016

This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.


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Les maladies emergentes

Emerging diseases

Zika AIDS, Chikungunya ... Understanding these infections and everyday prevention


J. Braly , Y. Yazdanpanah, Y. Lévy

Edition 2016

Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?

This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.


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Statistique et recherches interdisciplinaires

Statistics and interdisciplinary research

Getting involved when questions go unanswered


F. Laloë

Edition 2016

Based on a specific experience relating to an artisanal fishery study in Senegal, the author shows that the role of statistics must sometimes go beyond that for which it was initially intended. When findings clash with reality at the conclusion of a research programme, it could be that there is no clear relationship with the initial question(s) posed. That is when statisticians must get involved.


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Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms

Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms


M. Hermitte

Edition 2016

This book discusses how living resources are protected legally in France. It starts by tracing the history of intellectual rights and conditions for patenting inventions. It then focuses on how the processing industries have become interested in living organisms (from seeds to biotechnologies). Lastly, it looks into how the public authorities have intervened in the legal process, thus creating piece-meal systems on the right of living organisms.


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Evaluation du travail a l'epreuve du reel

L'évaluation du travail à l'épreuve du réel

Critique des fondements de l'évaluation


C. Dejours

Edition 2016

L'évaluation est à la base des nouvelles méthodes de management et d'organisation du travail mais aussi source de difficultés théoriques et techniques. Est-il possible de dégager les principes d'une évaluation rationnelle de l'activité humaine ?


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