Ethnobotany, the study of relationships between human societies and plants, is a discipline at the crossroads between natural sciences and social sciences. Such interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity breaches a purely scientific paradigm to bring researchers together from fields as diverse as anthropology...
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Can scientific facts and the idiosyncratic tribal culture of scientists be presented persuasively and intelligibly in the form of

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© Mètode Perhaps among the features that best characterise the work of Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor of History and Philosophy of

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© Mètode The large laboratory of the Royal Court of Berlin. From Johannes Hörmann, 1898. Die königliche Hofapotheke in Berlin (1598-1898), Hohenzollern Jahrbuch 1898.

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Quan Lavoisier parla d’oxigen no té en ment la mateixa idea que un químic contemporani. La diferència entre un concepte i l’altre és un problema fonamental a l’hora d’estudiar les teories químiques anteriors i posteriors a la revolució química.
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© Städel Museum, Frankfurt Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Goethe in the Campagna di Roma, 1787. Oli on canvas. In 1809, Johann Wolfgang Goethe published

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The gradual melting of the Arctic, the subsequent opening of new shipping routes and easier access to various natural resources comprise a topic that mixes climatology, geology, technology, economics and

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From the outset, modern philosophy has taken an interest in cultural diversity. However, at the start it did so paradoxically, by

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Recent years have witnessed a revival of the debate concerning natural law or natural justice, which suggests that laws, or at

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Humans are living beings of extraordinary complexity. It is clear that we have our own particular nature –as do all animal

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New technologies, and particularly developments in genomics, have significantly changed the theoretical understanding of human beings: the nature and culture of

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Our vision of humanity has changed considerably over the twentieth century, thanks to hermeneutic developments that regarded man as a language animal, impossible to

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This article is divided in three sections. The first briefly describes the governance instituted with the creation of a European monetary

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The competitiveness of a production model depends on its ability to adapt to economic developments and changes in demand. Innovation is

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The first decade of the new century has seen the return to an old controversy: the possible imbalance between population and food

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Water is a limited resource and its scarcity is getting steadily worse due to climate change and overexploitation of land. Together

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Energy, along with water, is a crucial element in any strategy aiming to achieve economic growth. The past squandering of resources cannot continue

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The Spanish construction sector has traditionally proven inefficient with many cases of bad practice leading to the overproduction of housing and

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© P. Duran © P. Duran One of the causes of the current crisis has been our land management, heir to

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In recent years many European Union countries have shown a clear intention to incorporate new forms of territorial administration and spatial

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Valencians should be able to achieve a respectful balance between culture, history, tradition, modernity and competitiveness, as have most enlightened peoples

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© M. Lorenzo Training and knowledge are two main underpinnings of any production system. In this respect, knowledge transfer from universities to

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To prepare this special issue we have brought together specialists from various branches of economics to reflect on the scenarios resulting from the grave

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In the mid-eighteenth century, the famous Encyclopédie by Diderot and D’Alembert, stated that «an interest in chemistry» was really «a madman’s passion». Chemists belonged

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