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Psicologia & Sociedade

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MACHADO, Leila Domingues. The ethical challenge of writing. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.16, n.1, pp. 146-150. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822004000100012.

Most of times "scientific" writing leaves few tracks of the many implications that wove it. The doubts, the impasses, the nights badly slept, the blank pages on the computer screen are left behind composing a memory that wants itself forgotten, or a wound that wants itself healed, or a sort of "overcame erros" diary. What is this writing about? How is this writing? What is this writing for? It can be done, we can do, I can do an "hygienic" writing, a neutral and distant writing concerning something. Reason in the cartesian style assures methods of research and, therefore, also of aseptic and sad writing. They are all those texts our eyes go through for obligation and shortly afterwards we forget. They are texts that do not provoke or please or displease or bring us any idea or leave us any doubts. In this text we bring to analysis some of these issues.

Keywords : scientific writing; cartesian style.

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