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InterCambios. Dilemas y transiciones de la Educación Superior

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BARALDI, Victoria. Read Morin. Some notes to understand new and old problems. InterCambios [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.2, pp.3-11.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 2301-0118.

One of the most important conclusions as regards the scientific knowledge that was revealed during the XX century is the ability of recognizing its own limits. On this matter, Edgar Morin tells us about the blindness of knowledge and warns us that a partial, dissociated, compartmentalized and out of context knowledge can’t be capable of understanding complex processes. In light of this, the perspective of complexity prefers conjunction rather than disjunction, it sees the multidimensional of facts and processes, as well as the need to contextualize every knowledge. This stance breaks with the limits established by certain requirements of what was considered scientific knowledge and contemplates the principles that accept uncertainty and fate. From this perspective, questions related to the what, the how and for what are necessarily and constantly linked, and the subject, who is acknowledged explicitly as part of the process, has full part in making decisions for its way of existing.

Edgar Morin’s play is extensive, diverse, systematic, committed and passionate. In this paper we are only picking up a series of problems analyzed by this author, at the same time, we’ll make sure we identify some epistemological tools of a complex thinking. This way, we try to recognize ourselves as part of a plot of relationships to think and act with others around social, economic and cultural processes.

Keywords : knowledge; complex thinking; polycrisis; metamorphosis..

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