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ALVES, Luiz Roberto. Ciência e consciência, conhecimento e liberdade. Estud. av. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.75, pp. 321-338. ISSN 0103-4014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142012000200022.
At the time of new technological schemes and global risks, scientific thinking developed in the Brazilian experience celebrates a memorable text of little more than 40 years: Science and Liberation, written by the nuclear physicist J. Leite Lopes. This paper investigates this thought, which communicates with the critical scientific horrified by the rubble of postwar and design a vision of epistemological rupture in view of social reality. This movement becomes a proposal for a management of knowledge. The methodological approach of this essay seeks texts that bear witness to and from post-war twentieth century, and contributions from the natural sciences and culture aimed at building a democratic society. The work of Leite Lopes lies there like a bunch of languages in the service of social change and the effective development of Brazil and Latin America.
Keywords : Science and liberation; Rupture; Scientific thinking; Democratic society.