Pre-Political Topology Emerging from Biotechnology’s Secretions


From a genealogical point of view, biotechnologies may bring a new epistemological perspective on what can possibly emerge from the movement of scientific research itself. Nevertheless, before analyzing any scientific discourse, it seems more meaningful to come back first of all to the rough material of research in play in this specific area. That is, starting from the perspective of the scientist in the laboratory and being aware of her experimental choices, the negative and positive results but also the errors, and finally the real but potentially hidden outcome, that we call here “secretions.” Indeed, one problem according to Bachelard and Canguilhem, are science secretions, understood not as concrete productions but in terms of what they convey. These science secretions can lead to a scientific ideology to be considered mainly as an obstacle for the construction of ideas.

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