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ORTIZ GUTIERREZ, Luis Enrique. “Truth is power”. Some epistemological confusions about the science-society relation. Sig. Fil [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.37, pp.120-145. ISSN 1665-1324.

This article analyzes a recurrent epistemological confusion in some contemporary philosophical trends, namely, sociologism, which consists on the establishment of judgements on the justification of science based on its historical origins. Specifi cally, I am interested in reviewing its relativistic variants, which, in its most radical forms, get to identify the pretension of rationality and objectivity of science with power mechanisms. By means of an argumentative analysis, I will show the errors these proposals commit.

Keywords : epistemology; justification; sociologism; relativism; power.

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