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Is Latour's "diplomacy" actually "conservative"?

Paradoxically, Bruno Latour’s anti-scientism is accompanied by a conservative regression towards institutional demarcations and by his legitimisation of the hierarchies that are internal to the institutions demarcated in this way.

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Bruno Latour

Gaukroger and the "naturalization of the human"

Stephen Gaukroger’s monumental series on the modern world is a must-read for those interacting with Latour’s concept of Modernity.

In this third volume, published last year, Gaukroger considers the crucial period 1739 (the publication of Hume’s… 92 more words

Bruno Latour

Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts by Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar

Synopsis: This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. 251 more words


Formulating a Cosmos in the City

In reading the introductory essay in Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, Assemblies, Atmospheres*, I found some ideas that resonated with my potential dissertation topic of the intersection of human-made physical and digital ecologies and the humans that are affected by such space. 540 more words

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Snapshot: Latour de Force

What does it mean to be human in the Anthropocene? Put simply, we are disoriented: disoriented in space—aware that despite a united vision for the planet, no single space exists to accommodate all of our wishes; disoriented in time—living in an age stifled by doubt; disoriented in terms of agency—troubled by the political question of what to do about the environment and who should take the lead. 167 more words


Graham Harman's book on Dante (Pt 1/3)

I recently finished the e-book version of Dante’s Broken Hammer by Graham Harman. I’ve read a lot of his work before, and it often hits the spot for fresh and rigorous ways of thinking through philosophical problems in the humanities. 1,969 more words

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Bruno Latour

What can I say about Bruno Latour beyond the fact that his scholarship has forced me to reevaluate, reassess, reconstruct, and re(de)fine nearly every aspect of my approach to teaching, learning, curriculum, and research? 193 more words

The 'Brettwork'