Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts by Bruno Latour is a cheeky article; however I don’t pretend that I am doing it justice in any way. 587 more words
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As ruins go, this one isn’t up to much.
The visitor can find it a short distance off the A993, a main road running along the southern coast of Scotland’s Firth of Forth. 1,166 more words
tradução – conceito emprestado de Michel Serres
dialoga com a etnografia (em que sentido) mas na verdade observa as redes formadas entre os atores e as controvérsias. 317 more words
In this somewhat biographical piece, Latour tells of his classical education at the University of Dijon in which he discovers biblical exegesis from a former Catholic priest, and rather than critical reading and re-readings of the bible contributing to “the dissolving effect of an acid on the sturdy set of certainties,” it does just the opposite and sets up his network of translations, in which at every step, hiatus, transformation, change, it becomes closer and closer to its original truth. 378 more words
Main question: We conceive of morality as this universal rationality, this inborn sense of obligation and honor, yet Latour means to show that morality may be seen as the subjective(?) response to technology’s multiplying mediators–am I not understanding his position correctly, or this still falling into the trap of “technology is neutral, it just depends on how you use it that determines its ethics” or is it somehow more radical since technology has created possibilities we don’t even conceive of, and morality must concern itself with those possibilities that we don’t recognize? 473 more words