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MORAES, Marcia. Science as a network of actors: philosophical resonance. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2004, vol.11, n.2, pp.321-333. ISSN 0104-5970.

The article analyzes what philosophical implications actor-network theory may have in studies of the sciences. Actor-network theory has revitalized the debate on the sciences because it puts the focus on investigating science in action, that is, on science as it is actually practiced in the research laboratory. The concepts of subject and object, along with the concepts of truth, rationality, and scientific fact, are redefined from the perspective of actor-network theory. The article analyzes possible alliances between this theory and the philosophy of difference proposed by Deleuze, Guattari, and Serres.

Keywords : networks; science; knowledge.

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