A New “Essential Tension” for Rationality and Culture. What Happens if Politics Tries to Encounter Science Again

  title={A New “Essential Tension” for Rationality and Culture. What Happens if Politics Tries to Encounter Science Again},
  author={Salvatore Vasta},
  • S. Vasta
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • Axiomathes
My intention is not to get into specific, detailed historical observation about the ways that led the term ‘democracy’ to take on its current meaning, in science as much as in politics, but rather to establish a comparison between the models that political science proposes and interprets as important for the existence of democracy and those that science illustrates as indicators of scientific knowledge constructed in a democratic form. The debate about the contemporary meaning of democracy has… 


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