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Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia

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DOMINGUES, Ivan. Ethics, science and technology.Translated byGlória Maria Guiné de Mello. Kriterion [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.

The article aims at thinking the relation between ethics, science and technology, emphasising the problem of their re-linking, after the split into judgements of fact and judgements of value, which happened in the beginning of modern times. Once the warlike Aristocracy's ethics and the saint man's  moral are examined, one tries to outline the way by taking as a reference the ethics of responsibility, whose prototype is the wise man's  moral, which disappeared in the course of modern  times, due to the fragmentation of knowing and the advent of the specialist. At the end of the study, the relation between ethics and metaphysics is discussed, aiming at adjusting the anthropological question to the cosmological perspective, as well as at providing the bases of a new humanism, objectifying the humanising of technique and the generation of a new man, literate at science, technology and the humanities.

Keywords : ethics; science; technology; nihilism.

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