Biotechnologie, nanotechnologie, ecologie

Between Science and Ideology

Collection: Sciences en questions
october 2010
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How can we flush out the ideologies at the heart of new scientific disciplines? The scientific ideologies are interwoven at the very start of new scientific disciplines - biotechnologies, ecology, nanotechnologies - and develop a recurring theme: the alterations made by the human being to himself and to the environment through technology. Fears or hopes are generated by these ideologies of Western modernity. When they move sideways then distance themselves from the discipline with which they were interwoven, they appear in the public sphere as ideologies adorned with the prestige of science and its pretentions to scientific truth. Marie-Hélène Parizeau illustrates this process in genetics and biotechnologies, then conservation biology. Finally, she sets out to put her theses to the test of science currently being created about nanotechnologies.
Starting with cybernetics, linked to artificial intelligence and robotics, the nanotechnologies have fed on the scientific ideology of the hybridity between man and machine - the cyborg - as a product of co-evolution of the human species and technology, altering the process of natural evolution. The example of nanotechnologies conveys a scientific ideology interlaced with the beginnings of a new scientific discipline.

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Clarifications conceptuelles

Le réductionnisme génétique : « tout est dans le gène »

De l'écologie à la biologie de la conservation : l'appel à l'argument de l’évolution naturelle du vivant

Les nanotechnologies et l’idéologie scientifique de l’hybridité être humain machine

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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Sciences en questions

Published: 25 october 2010

Reference Book: 02219

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02219EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02219NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782759208814

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759211203

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759208821

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Book: [NR]

Pages count Book: 88

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 88

Weight (in grammes): 105

Size: 430 ko (ePub), 1,3 Mo (PDF)


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