Nuova scienza, nuova politica. Per una democrazia della conoscenza

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] New science, new politics. For a democracy of knowledge

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The scientific community is largely convinced that our age, particularly in our country, is characterized by new forms of obscurantism. This reaction is understandable. The debate that has often accompanied opposition to GMOs, nuclear power, animal testing, policies on climate change; and, to come to recent times and events in our own country but of international importance, the Stamina case and the L'Aquila trial seem to fully justify defensive reflections. However, if behind many issues that have touched our country there is the guilty absence of a culture of science politics and the precise thematization of the relationships between science, law and democratic choices, the narratives that have attributed the responsibility for these events to public ignorance have portrayed the scientific community as the lifeline against the irrationalities of politics and proposed profoundly reductionist explanatory scenarios, which amputate large areas of information and reflection. Behind the apparent resistance to innovation, there are complex and partly unprecedented realities and reasons for democracy and the production of knowledge, and certainly peculiar to our digital age.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] New science, new politics. For a democracy of knowledge
Original languageItalian
PublisherLibellula Edizioni
Number of pages193
ISBN (Print)9-788867355730
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • regolazione giuridica della scienza
  • Science policy

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