Reflexões sobre a tecnociência : uma análise crítica da sociedade tecnologicamente potencializada
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Dynamics of S&T development and its application is transforming modern society since the beginning of scientific revolution in the early seventeenth century. Political, economic, environmental and social elements undergo continuous changes through intricate relationship between these two forces, handled as synonymous for progress and evolution, but has placed humanity on alert due to its controversial effects, from the construction and use of chemical and nuclear weapons up to the effects of increased deforestation and environmental pollution. Thus, technoscience, a term used within the STS studies to describe the disfigurement of scientific development, has become a source of hazards and damages to modernity. This research is concerned on understanding the way technoscientific development has occurred and what are its controversial effects produced. Through a sociological and historical interpretation, the work is divided into four parts: the first attempts to evidence how technoscience is formed and what is its relationship with global capital. In the second part, through the theories of sociology of science classic authors , the aim is to understand the internal and epistemological aspects of the technoscientific practice. In the third part it will be analyzed the negative effects and damages that S&T brought to the present. In a last part, through the STS approach and Social Technology concepts, it will be presented some reflections about the possibility and need for a socio-technical adequacy.