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MORAES, Rafael Vicente de. In defense of imaginative research programs in the education of young researchers. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.21, pp. 105-118. ISSN 1807-5762.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-32832007000100010.

This article discusses certain issues related with science and its internal ramifications from the viewpoint of capitalist production, based on a rationale oriented fundamentally by the combination of capitalist globalization and the monopolization of technical and scientific knowledge. Man, having become an object of himself, is incapable of reflecting on himself and his practices, even though he may have developed refined mechanisms for understanding reality. The debate reveals the possibility of thinking about certain aspects of the training of young researchers in the field of the humanities, such as the lack of discussion of the boundaries and reach of scientific exercise. Thus, one suggests the idea of imaginative research as a means to acquisition of knowledge, reflection and theoretical clarification.

Keywords : science; construction of the knowledge; imaginative research; research personnel; domains of science.

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