Między nauką i pseudonauką. Epikurejski fizykalizm i tzw. naukowy rasizm


  • Zbigniew Drozdowicz Instytut Kulturoznawstwa, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza

Słowa kluczowe:

science, pseudscience, epicureic physicalism, so called scientific racism


In these remarks I recall such views which pretended to be scientific or at least rational enough to give some acceptable arguments to support them. One of such notions is made by epicureic physicalism and the so called scientific racism. Not all assumptions of those notions or the conclusions drawn from them may be included in the pseudoscientific and irrational sphere. At least some of them may be said that they had made a testimony of science and rationality „designed” for the context of their times and when this time passed they still remain in social circulation it is worth to look how they present themselves today and what arguments speak for their prevailing.