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Francisco Ortega ; Claudia Medina Coeli ;Revista de Saúde Pública 2013, 47 5

Author: Kenneth Rochel de Camargo Jr.

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Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 revsp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Rochel de Camargo Jr., Kenneth; Ortega, Francisco; Medina Coeli, Claudia Modern epidemiology and its discontents Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
47, núm.
5, octubre, 2013, pp.
984-991 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=67240208018 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2013;47(5):984-91 Revisão Kenneth Rochel de Camargo JrI Modern epidemiology and its discontents Francisco OrtegaII Claudia Medina CoeliIII DOI:10.1590-S0034-8910.2013047004777 O mal-estar na Epidemiologia moderna ABSTRACT The goal of this article is to present a snapshot of an ongoing debate within epidemiology, pitching opposing sides in the struggle to define the path it should follow in the years to come.
The debate among epidemiologists in the mid-90s pitted those who defended the idea that epidemiology should necessarily deal with a wide context against those who believed that science and public health are better served by focusing on the individual level.
Ian Hacking’s concept of styles of reasoning was used as a theoretical tool.
The literature was reviewed using a core set of articles as an entry point, seeking articles that cited them, and then back-tracking the citations of the resulting set in the Scopus database.
The main arguments are presented according to levels (ontological, epistemological, axiological and pragmatic), in order to show an even deeper disagreement, in the very conception of science and its relation to social issues and public policy. DESCRIPTORS: Epidemiology.
Public Health.
Science.
Knowledge. Review. RESUMO I Departamento de Planejamen...





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