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By Gerard de Vries

Bruno Latour is one of the most vital figures in modern philosophy and social technology. His ethnographic experiences have revolutionized our knowing of components as diversified as technological know-how, legislations, politics and faith. To facilitate a extra reasonable knowing of the realm, Latour has brought a substantially clean philosophical terminology and a brand new method of social technological know-how, ‘Actor-Network Theory’.

In seminal works similar to Laboratory existence, we now have by no means Been smooth and An Inquiry into Modes of life, Latour has defined a substitute for the foundational different types of ‘modern’ western suggestion Ð relatively its contrast among society and nature Ð that has significant results for our knowing of the ecological concern and of the position of technology in democratic societies.

Latour’s ‘empirical philosophy’ has advanced significantly over the last 4 a long time. during this lucid and compelling booklet, Gerard de Vries offers one of many first overviews of Latour’s paintings. He courses readers via Latour’s major guides, from his early ethnographies to his newer philosophical works, displaying with substantial ability how Latour’s rules have constructed.

This publication might be of significant worth to scholars and students trying to come to phrases with the giant problem posed via Latour’s concept. it will likely be of curiosity to these learning philosophy, anthropology, sociology, technology and expertise stories, and just about all different branches of the social sciences and humanities.

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Bruno Latour is likely one of the most crucial figures in modern philosophy and social technological know-how. His ethnographic experiences have revolutionized our knowing of parts as various as technology, legislations, politics and faith. To facilitate a extra reasonable knowing of the area, Latour has brought a substantially clean philosophical terminology and a brand new method of social technology, ‘Actor-Network Theory’.

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