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Title: Toward an Epistemology of Blindness Why the New Forms of 'Ceremonial Adequacy' neither Regulate nor Emancipate
Authors: Santos, Boaventura de Sousa 
Keywords: Epistemology; Mainstream economics; Social emancipation; Social theory; Western modernity
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2001
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: European Journal of Social Theory. 4:3 (2001) 251-279.
Abstract: My starting point in this paper is the artistic structures of the Renaissance. Resorting to what I call an epistemology of blindness, I set out to identify the limits of representation in modern science. This epistemology applies to different sciences in different degrees. I argue that the degree is particularly high in the case of mainstream economics. At the end of the paper I indicate some possible ways of advancing from an epistemology of blindness toward an epistemology of seeing.
ISSN: 1368-4310
DOI: 10.1177/13684310122225109
Rights: openAccess
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