An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

By: Bruno Latour (author), Catherine Porter (translator)Paperback

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Over the past twenty-five years, Bruno Latour has developed a research protocol different from the actor-network theory with which his name is now associated--a research protocol that follows the different types of connectors that provide specific truth conditions. These are the connectors that prompt a climate scientist challenged by a captain of industry to appeal to the institution of science, with its army of researchers and mountains of data, rather than to "capital-S Science" as a higher authority. Such modes of extension--or modes of existence, Latour argues here--account for the many differences between law, science, politics, and other domains of knowledge. "Magnificent... An Inquiry into Modes of Existence shows that [Latour] has lost none of his astonishing fertility as a thinker, or his skill and wit as a writer... Latour's main message--that rationality is 'woven from more than one thread'--is intended not just for the academic seminar, but for the public square--and the public square today is global as never before. --Jonathan R e, Times Literary Supplement "Latour's work makes the world--sorry, worlds--interesting again." --Stephen Muecke, Los Angeles Review of Books

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Bruno Latour is Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and the 2013 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize.

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  • ISBN13: 9780674984028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9780674984028
  • ISBN10: 0674984021

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