Postnormal Science and the maturing of the structural contradictions of modern European science

Ravetz, Jerome (2011) Postnormal Science and the maturing of the structural contradictions of modern European science. Futures, 43 (2). pp. 142-148.

Abstract

To analyze the sometimes paradoxical features of contemporary science, I use the concept of ‘contradiction’, namely a problem that cannot be solved within the confines of the system in which it is set. I study such contradictions as knowledge and power, knowledge and ignorance, the True and the Good, innovation and property, elitism/democracy, and reality and safety. I then sketch the reactions that have occurred so far, both official and popular, and advance some ideas of my own, including awareness and non-violence.

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Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 15:44
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 11:22
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1091

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