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Scientiae Studia new issue is out

by Richard Meckien - published Oct 22, 2015 10:25 AM - - last modified Oct 22, 2015 02:59 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Fernanda Rezende

Scientiae Studia - V.13 - n3

The new issue (v. 13, No. 3) of Scientiae Studia, USP's Latin American Journal of Philosophy and History of Science, has been published. Seven articles comprise the book:

  • Francis Bacon and the issue of human longevity, by Luciana Zaterka
  • The idea of ​​nature for José Barbosa de Sá, with particular reference to plants, by Rafael Dias da Silva Campos and Christian Fausto Moraes dos Santos
  • The alleged explanatory heteronomy of functional biology, by Gustavo Caponi
  • Epigenesis and preformationism: X-rays of an unfinished antinomy, by Davide Vecchi and Isaac Hernández
  • Natural selection and operant conditioning: a critique of Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini's analogy, by Julio Torres Meléndez
  • Othering, human biology and biomedicine, by Juanma Sánchez-Arteaga, Davide Rasella, Laia Ventura Garcia and Charbel El-Hani
  • Controversies in climatology: the IPCC and the anthropogenic global warming, by José Correa Leite

The publication also features three reviews:

  • The two sides of morphology: functionalism and formalism, by Felipe Faria
  • The causal mosaic of the organic world, by Lorenzo Baravalle
  • Genesis and reception of Ludwik Fleck's epistemological project, by João Alex Carneiro


Supported by the IEA since the beginning of 2013, the journal has Professor Pablo Mariconda as editor. He is the coordinator of the Institute's Philosophy, History, and Sociology of Science and Technology research group.

Scientiae Studia aims to make academic production in the fields of philosophy and history of science visible. Merging articles in Portuguese and Spanish, the journal pursues not only the dissemination of critical studies (historical, epistemological and ethical) on science and philosophy, but also a greater linguistic and cultural integration among the Latin American countries.

The journal can be purchased or read online.