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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão

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HILLESHEIM, Betina  and  SILVA, Mozart Linhares da. The Eugenist Spectrum in the Contemporary Biodeterminist Discourse. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.3, pp.413-423. ISSN 1982-3703.

The article discusses the associations performed in the medical and psychological areas among violence, physiology and anatomy. These associations base themselves on a biological point of view of the world and legitimates the scientific discourse. Having as objective to problematize the ethical and epistemological aspects, the article tackles the articulations between science and determinism, as well as the emerging eugenics in the century XIX and its changes until contemporary times. Considering this perspective, we problematize that there is currently a brain-centered discourse, which has an impact in the way conducts are analyzed and approached. Based on that, we realized that, in the century XXI, we find ourselves in a specific biosafety and biopolitical regimen, in which biology ceases being considered as a fate and becomes an opportunity. Such modifications on these comprehension forms suggest a series of new political battles around economy of life, and, in this scenario, researches justifying the crime prevention are configured as strategies of vigilance and body-control, especially on those subjects from minority groups.

Keywords : Biopolitcs; Eugenics; Discourse.

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