This essay on the epistemology of science and technology policies, with reference to the field of social sciences, examines the foundational basis of the strategic order that guides the production and cognitive circulation in Latin America. Precisely, the expository disposition of the article deals with its main epistemological categories: the Cartesian principle of the two cultures, the hegemonic cognitive eurocentrism, the appropriation of knowledge of the periphery and the extinction of the author-function in times of globalization.
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