An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence

An Inquiry into Modes of Existence offers a new basis for diplomatic encounters with other societies at a time of ecological crisis.

An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence

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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An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Bruno Latour, Catherine Porter
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05 - Publisher:

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
Practical Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Bernd Herzogenrath
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This collection brings together artists and theoreticians to provide the first anthology of a new field: Practical Aesthetics. A work of art already contains its own criticism, a knowledge of its own which need not be conceptual or propositional. Yet today, there are many approaches to different forms of art