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Educação e Filosofia

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SOUSA, Thiago Weslei de Almeida; PIRES, Dario Xavier  and  QUEIROS, Wellington Pereira de. Ilya Prigogine's theoretical assumptions and critical epistemology - a convergence dialogue?. Educação e Filosofia [online]. 2021, vol.35, n.73, pp.301-339.  Epub Jan 11, 2024. ISSN 1982-596X.

Having clarity on the epistemological roots of the theoretical frameworks used in scientific research is paramount for these investigations to be true. However, some authors, for various reasons, do not explain the information in their works. The need then arises to know where Ilya Prigogine - physicist-chemist and philosopher who reflected on a function of time, knowledge and the fundamental principles that govern the universe - is epistemologically positioned. In this way, the present research sought to analyze, compare and connect with the perspectives of critical epistemology, one of the most important aspects of contemporary philosophy, with Progogine's theoretical proposals, seeking to find connections between them. From this exploratory research of a bibliographic nature, content analysis emerged as the following categories: knowledge, history, nature, use and exact x human. Supported by the discussions built here, he was able to verify that there are intense convergences between a critical epistemology and a work by Prigogine. With this, we confirm that the intertwining between Prigogine and a critical epistemology is strong or sufficient to position him as an epistemologist with critical criticism. The theoretical framework developed here can be used to justify the use of Prigoginian ideas in works of progressive orientation and also opens space for new research on Prigogine's epistemological positioning.

Keywords : Progressiveness; Critical Theory; Historical-Social Relations; Science; Nature.

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