Philosophy of Science and Technology


 1. With respect to knowledge stemming from a philosophical approach to science and technology, students will acquire knowledge of problematizations, concepts and theories.


2. With respect to Comprehension, students will be prepared to understand the existence of particular modes of thought connected with specific historical contexts of the past. Philosophy involves the cultural confrontation of the past and present, as well as the understanding of cultural systems, structures, and values which are less familiar to students.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

José Luís Toivola Câmara Leme


Weekly - 3

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



No requirements.


Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: London, Random House, 1988.

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition: University of Chicago Press,1998.

Hans Jonas, The Imperative of Responsibility: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity: Sage Publications, 1992.

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Subject matter

Progress and Catastrophe


Walter Benjamin and the criticism of the idea of ​​progress. The technique and the concept of history.

Hannah Arendt and the concept of Modern Era. The progress and the end of tradition.

 Hans Jonas and the heuristic of fear. Science and politics in the age of catastrophe.

 Ulrich Beck and the politics of risk. Catastrophes and state of exception.


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