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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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Expliquer la vie

Life explained

From the soul to the molecule


A. Pichot

Edition 2016

The author traces, step by step, the multiple paths that biology takes in this search, its avenues and dead ends, its meanderings and forked roads, its advances and setbacks. What strategies has biology developed throughout its history to explain life?

A vast compilation of ideas and texts on the history and philosophy of biology.


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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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Penser comme un rat

Penser comme un rat


V. Despret

Edition 2016

Que signifie l'épreuve du labyrinthe pour un rat ? Le fait de chercher à comprendre le point de vue des animaux pourrait inciter les chercheurs à modifier leurs pratiques.


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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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L'ecologie des autres

L'écologie des autres

L'anthropologie et la question de la nature


P. Descola

Edition 2016

Philippe Descola propose ici une écologie des relations entre humains et non humains : c'est en acceptant de renoncer à son anthropocentrisme que l’anthropologie pourra résoudre les débats toujours recommencés entre déterminismes naturels et culturels.


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La science au pluriel

Science In The Plural

Epistemological Essay For The Involved Sciences


L. Coutellec

Edition 2015

The author proposes a critical reflection on what he calls involved science. This refers to science which acknowledges its responsibility and is aware of consequences, science that entertains the possibility of questioning its aims and does not invoke axiological neutrality in order to assert its objectivity. Involved science seeks to share knowledge and the power stemming from that knowledge. The author takes on the challenge of providing science with a new democratic principle which, rather than free it from the social turmoil in which it appears to be entangled, allows it to think in the plural within the depth of its radical involvement in reality.


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Modelling and Interdisciplinarity

Modelling and Interdisciplinarity

Six Disciplines Searching for Epistemology


N. Mathieu, A. Schmid

Edition 2014

Twelve major witnesses, renowned scientists from six disciplines (anthropology, biology, geography, linguistics, philosophy and physics), have responded during a series of seminars to the topical question of the relationship between modelling and interdisciplinarity as presented in their approach to research. The resulting book, original in its direct speech format, provides the reader with a few keys.


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Nature for Sale

Nature for Sale

The Limits of Ecosystem Services


V. Maris

Edition 2014

This book highlights the limits of the ecosystem service approach to measure and assess in monetary terms the ecosystems and how the human race uses them. The author shows how this approach has boosted and multiplied the attempts at monetary evaluation of the biodiversity. Exploiting and then quantifying Nature through monetary assessment are part of a Nature merchandising dynamic with conservation strategies built on market logics.


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For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies

For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies


Y. Citton

Edition 2013

How can scientists participate in the controversies raised by certain technical developments? By injecting a literary sensitivity into this participation. This is what this work argues. Through illustrations like a poem by Henri Michaux or a statement by a GMO crop destruction campaigner, Yves Citton investigates how scientists can take part in public and civil debates and help to move away from the confrontation of disciplines, fields and opinions.


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