História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
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SILVA, Vera Lucia Marques da and CAMARGO JUNIOR, Kenneth Rochel de. The epistemic objects of toxoplasmoses and their re-presentation in an international scientific conference. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp. 509-532. ISSN 0104-5970. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702012000200009.
The paper investigates the epistemic objects of Toxoplasma gondii and the correlation of forces of research groups committed to redefine or reconfigure toxoplasmosis. The data research and this analysis were conducted in a scientific congress, according to the concepts of 'manipulation' and 'reenactment,' based on the idea of 'dramatization' proposed by Mol in a study of empirical philosophy. It was found that the objects were represented from diversified hues and with strong ties to the industrial complex. For its projection in the trends of the global economy in the twenty-first century, genetics was a major protagonist in the debates on sole causality, one of the convictions of Western science.
Keywords : empirical philosophy; reenactment; epistemic objects; toxoplasmosis.