A Filosofia da Ciência sob o Signo dos Science Studies

Antônio Augusto Videira


This paper is about the reasons for the impasse in contemporary
philosophy of science. This is related to the fact that philosophy of
science is no longer supposed to be responsible for the legitimacy of
science as a special kind of knowledge. In face of this, it is presented
the main features of a recent conception of science – the Science Studies –
which seems to be more promising than earlier meta-scientific views. The
philosophical agenda of the Science Studies takes into consideration the
results obtained from recent historiography of science over the last thirty

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