DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.09.009
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Lucimar Almeida Dantas

Abstract: This article presents an analysis of the search for the meaning of life and human happiness linked to science, from an interdisciplinary approach that includes two texts from different areas, that is literature in a specific poem O homem; as viagens (Man; Travels) (Andrade, 1973) and sociology in the book Um Discurso sobre as Ciências (A Discourse on the Sciences) (Santos, 1997). Parallels are drawn between the two texts, regarding the paradigm of modernity, the quest for human happiness through science, the d…

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