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Ethics and epistemology



La Nanorévolution

La Nanorévolution

Comment les nanotechnologies transforment déjà notre quotidien


A. Khalatbari, J. Jupille

Edition 2018
Inodores, incolores et invisibles, les nanomatériaux ont envahi les objets du quotidien : bonbons et chocolats, peinture et colle, vêtements et médicaments, yaourts et plats cuisinés, crème de beauté et dentifrice ! Même les emballages en regorgent. Faut-il en avoir peur ? Les encenser ou les boycotter ? Cet ouvrage souligne la complexité du problème dès lors que l’on y porte un regard global. Il alerte contre les solutions simplistes et plaide pour que le consommateur soit pleinement informé.
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Paroles de chercheurs

The talk of scientists

Environment and interdisciplinarity


É. Brun , J. Ponge , J. Lefeuvre

Edition 2018

The mode of operation of institutional research plays a decisive role. We must still think a demand of research in tune with what scientists are expecting, particularly in the evaluation and exploitation of their results. The book gives a large part to the talk of scientists, which we gathered and analysed. It opens the way to better understand the conditions under which interdisciplinary research in environment (climate, biodiversity, energy, pollution ...) can succeed. It also demonstrates that there can be no success of an interdisciplinary project without compatibility and complementarity of the postures of the actors involved. It interests the scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects, who will find material to put into perspective their activity, research managers, territorial managers, politicians, NGOs, students, young researchers, who will discover testimonies of precursors impassioned by the interdisciplinary adventure.


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Les sciences face aux créationnismes

Science Up Against Creationisms

Re-explaining the methodological contract


G. Lecointre

Edition 2018

The author examines the strategies of pseudo-scientific arguments, from negationist creationisms to philosophical creationisms which call on the scientific community to participate in a "quest for meaning". Through the theory of evolution and its appropriation by the public, the book raises the issue of scientificity criteria.


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Science et territoires de l'ignorance

Science and territories of ignorance


M. Girel

Edition 2017

Ignorance can go beyond lack of wisdom or being deprived of knowledge which others have access to: it can be overcome, but it can also be produced. What are the varieties and modes of ignorance, and why is it so essential to take these into account when debating environmental and health issues? This book covers the various forms and the dynamics of ignorance, the return to vogue of controversy and the influence of what are known as conspiracy theories. The author sets out his analysis using many widely-debated examples, such as endocrine disruptors, toxicity of chlorine, smoking, etc.


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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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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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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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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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