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IAC - International Academy of Consciousness

Flávio Amaral

Flavio Amaral 1

Flávio Amaral has a degree in Economics, a Master’s in Business Administration, and is a professional in the financial sector. He was a volunteer, instructor, founder and administrator of conscientiological institutions from 1999 to 2012. Co-author of Inversão Existencial (Editares, 2011) and author of Teáticas da Invexologia (personal edition, 2012), he is currently an instructor of parapsychology, conscientiology and projectiology at the Namaskar Institute, and studies parapsychology at the Institute of Parapsychology and Mental Sciences in Joinville-SC, Brazil.

Preliminary Study of Evidences of Pseudoscience in Conscientiology

05/23/2015 | 10:50-11:30

 

Abstract:

This presentation will analyze conscientiology as a cognitive community, through the lenses of Mario Bunge’s perspective in his essay “What is pseudoscience?” (1984). Preliminary characteristics about the conscientiological cognitive production are raised within the 12 items proposed by Bunge to distinguish science from pseudoscience. The goal is to encourage the epistemological and sociological discussion about conscientiology, and to draw attention to problems in its theoretical construction and social dynamics. I highlight the need for greater attention regarding the scientific approach on this community, which should avoid its isolation from interdisciplinary and interinstitutional dialogue.

Sumario:

En este artículo analizo la concienciología en lo que se refiere a la comunidad cognitiva, bajo la perspectiva de Mario Bunge en el ensayo “What is pseudoscience?” (1984). Se indican los trazos preliminares sobre la producción cognitiva concienciológica, acerca de los 12 ítems propuestos por Bunge para diferenciar ciencia de pseudociencia. Con esto, propongo estimular la discusión epistemológica y sociológica sobre la concienciología, y llamar la atención de los problemas en su construcción teórica y dinámica social. Concluyo en la necesidad de una mayor atención a la cuestión científica en esta comunidad, evitando el aislamiento en relación al diálogo interdisciplinar e interinstitucional.

Resumo:

Nesta apresentação analisarei a conscienciologia enquanto comunidade cognitiva, sob a perspectiva de Mario Bunge no ensaio “What is pseudoscience?” (1984). São levantados traços preliminares sobre a produção cognitiva conscienciológica, acerca dos 12 itens propostos por Bunge para diferenciar ciência e pseudociência. Proponho, com isso, estimular a discussão epistemológica e sociológica sobre conscienciologia, e chamar atenção para problemas na sua construção teórica e dinâmica social. Concluo pela necessidade de maior atenção à questão científica nesta comunidade, evitando o isolamento em relação ao diálogo interdisciplinar e interinstitucional.