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Le devenir moderne des utopies scientifiques

Abstract : At the same time as it “disenchanted” the world, modern science has become, by the magnitude of its conquests, a nurture of utopia. With a major inconsistency: by placing its investigations outside of good and evil, science has gained autonomy, but lost its links with wisdom. Hence the most problematic aspect in modern scientific utopias: not the technical prowess that the progress of science must make possible, but the idea that it is through science that mankind will achieve peace, concord and harmony. Hence also that in the twentieth century, imagination called less to science to forge utopias than dystopias.
Keywords : Science Utopia
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Olivier Rey. Le devenir moderne des utopies scientifiques. Les utopies scientifiques au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance, Christophe Grellard; Joëlle Ducos; Danielle Jacquart; Roberto Poma; Nicolas Weill-Parot, Nov 2017, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-03090720⟩



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