Archive for September, 2012


What to abandon in conflict case, the hypothesis or the proper protocolic proposal? In On the Bedding of the Knowledge, Schlick asks if it will not be, of this form, being the placed science outside of the control of the facts: ‘ ‘ fatuais proposals, thus understood, in principle accurately coat the same character that all the other proposals of science: they are hypotheses, nothing more than what hipteses.’ ‘ This critical one adds it the following schlickiana accusation: ‘ ‘ The negation of the existence of a external world transcendente would be one so Metaphysical proposal how much its afirmao.’ ‘ The fisicalistas are defended, supporting that declared and facts are realities of different species, having only felt in speaking of correspondence between declared and other statements, that are privileged at any given time for convenience reasons. A convencionalista position is observed here, that already considers the insufficience of only empirical criteria in the verification of scientific theories, making to intervine convenience reasons. All this quarrel concerning the nature of the beings who must populate the protocolic or fundamental proposals scrumbles it the question of the estruturao of an adjusted observacional language to the scientific project. Such language, supposedly capable make reference to unequivocal reference the data of the immediate experience, would serve footing insurance for the boldest scientific proposals, that is, the hypotheses, since that it was possible to establish a consistent entailing between it and theoretical language of science. Thus, the conditions of verification of a scientific hypothesis would be atreladas to the conditions of verification of entailed the protocolic proposals it, or of it decurrent.

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Today the moral seems to have itself displaced from the dormitory to the dining room. The moral no longer comes after eating but at the same time. To eat is not a deprived act, ethical and politically irrelevant, but a daily practice in which the world gambles its destiny in which we eat the world. We think about the fact that with an nourishing metaphor (the macdonalizacin) usually we talk about to the malaise before the globalisation. With our decision about what to eat, we also decided how we want to even live and in what world class we want to live. In nourishing justice good part of our main ethical and political dilemmas is concentrated: the problems of the present and future feeding of an increasing world-wide population considering the ecological overload of the planet; the discussion around the possibilities of suppressing the hunger in the world by means of the transgenic ones, with its inherent risks; the increasing number of people who feed themselves anywhere in the world on an insane way.

The exigency of an agriculture extends sustainable, of respectful an nourishing policy with the human rights; the exigencies of global economic justice and the development of a ethics of the consumption agree in the time, which could be announcing a new convergence between the taste and justice. The economic development from second half of century XX has lead to a social extension of the previously unimaginable well-being. For the first time in history, thanks to the safe food production and to its provision in the market, a great amount of consumers of the rich countries has the material budgets necessary to be able to eat what wants. In the bookcases of any great supermarket it is to our disposition an enormous amount of products to reasonable prices. That particularitity forces to us to in sequence formulate ethical principles to the universalisation of the goods and it locates against the contradictions of the present world concerning the possibilities and the realities to us of the feeding.

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