No. 2 - Elementos sobre Epistemologia da Geologia: uma contribuição no Ano Internacional do Planeta Terra

Edite Bolacha


Following an historical perspective, the main philosophical principles and methodologies inherent to the geological knowledge creation are addressed in order to show the fundamentals of an evolution rooted in long-term debate and scientific work. Many questions are still open and recent advances in global theories, as Plate Tectonics, put in evidence the need to go deep in second thoughts. This justifies the re-appraisal and improvement of the common principles and methodologies used in Geosciences, whose relevance is outstanding in Global Earth, where the Sustainability paradigm emerges as a solution for problems of miscellaneous nature.

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IYPE, Earth System, Geological Reasoning, Methodology of Geology

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