Seminar | Southern Epistemologies Working Group

[Cons]Science: dissident science and its resistances

Irina Castro (CES)

March 22, 2023, 10:30 am

Room 1, CES | High

Commentary: João Arriscado Nunes (CES/FEUC)


In contemporary societies, scientific knowledge is paradoxical. On the one hand, science subsumed under capitalism and at the service of systems of oppression, feeds the machines of exploitation and makes people vulnerable. It is one of the heads of the capitalist hydra. On the other hand, and arising from the contradictions of the subsumption process, resistance and alternatives emerge that are broader than scientific activity itself and that are articulated in a more generalized way with the struggles for emancipation. This session will reflect on scientific dissent, its organization and the way in which it is more generally articulated with social struggles, in particular environmental and feminist ones.