Forms and Figures of the Sensitive: The Question of Science and Technology
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 135-140
Received: Jul. 19, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2019; Published: Oct. 14, 2019
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Anselmo Orlando Pinto, Post/Graduate Department at the Faculty of Ethics, Humanities and Legal Sciences of the University of Saint Thomas of Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique
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Figure is the idea one has of the world, whereas form is the totality of determinations, it is the essence in its phenomenal manifestation. Human knowledge takes three forms, that is, ordinary, scientific and philosophical. In the ordinary form men can have knowledge without recourse to particular wits; in scientific form knowledge is organized and disciplined and seeks to establish constant relations between phenomena, in the last instance, in the philosophical form knowledge has the characteristic of offering ultimate explanations to all phenomena. The split between science and philosophy that began in the seventeenth century with Descartes's dissociation between the thinking/self, the ego cogitans, and the material thing, the extended Res, creates a tragic problem in science: science is not known, does not have the self-reflective ability. This drama also concerns philosophy, which, no longer being empirically nourished, suffered the agony of the philosophy of nature and the failure of the philosophy of life; There was as much extralucidity in Husserl when he diagnosed the crisis of scientific knowledge as metaphysical delusion, stratospheric evasion in the idea of "transcendental ego." This study is articulated in three points 1) figures and forms of sensitive2) science, technique and technology and 3) Cultural meaning of technologies.
Form, Figure, Knowledge, Science, Technique
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Anselmo Orlando Pinto, Forms and Figures of the Sensitive: The Question of Science and Technology, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 135-140. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190704.11
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