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The Darwinist voice about human: political and economic meanings

Grant number: 16/13278-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Principal Investigator:Maria Orlanda Pinassi
Grantee:Leandro Módolo Paschoalotte
Supervisor abroad: Monica Truninger
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:14/27003-2 - The neodarwinian voice on human: new historical and social meanings of Bioscience Ontology, BP.DD

Abstract

This document contains a proposal for the international stage and its work plan to be carried out in Portugal. This project, which comprises the doctoral research "The neo-Darwinian voice about human: the new historical and social meanings of bioscience ontology", it want to capture and analyze the historical and social significance of deterministic-reductionist contemporaneously drawing through the theoretical geneticismo neo-Darwinian. Inaugurated in the 1970s with Sociobiology, the neo-Darwinian voice about human became a theoretical foundation of the knowledge areas that give the social being an ontological equity to be natural. Operating as a scientific theoretical matrix for the answers "What is Man?", the life sciences today are manifested in many different social practices and control devices. Our goal, therefore, is to understand the economic political reasons for the spread and materialization of such biologizing discourses in contemporary sociability in order to capture their meaning in social contradictions. The hypothesis lies in the fact that the system of neo-Darwinian ideas operate as an "ideal time" to the reproduction of capital to biotech corporations linked to genomics market. With this, we will continue and deepen the understanding of some of the current biocientíficas invested in the construction of narratives and explanations to questions that traditionally constituted objects of Human Sciences, trying to capture what is actually new in their historical and social meanings.