Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour is a philosopher of science and sympathetic critic of Deep Ecology, which he seeks to replace with a Political Ecology. I sometimes blog about these things over at .

Bruno Latour is a French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist of science. He is especially known for his work in the field of Science and Technology Studies.

Bruno Latour in 2006 - Wikipedia

Although his studies of scientific practice were at one time associated with social constructionist approaches to the philosophy of science, Latour has diverged significantly from such approaches.

He is best known for withdrawing from the subjective/objective division and re-developing the approach to work in practice. Latour is one of the primary developers of Actor Network Theory.

# Talks

What equipment is necessary to render us sensitive to the New Climatic Regime? There is science, of course, without which we would not have become aware of the change. There is also politics, the only way to assemble the relevant stake holders. But since we don’t seem naturally endowed with the right sensitivity to absorb the magnitude of the ecological mutations we confront, there is also the arts.

YOUTUBE hTzhTlrNBfw Hosted by Performance Climates 2016, Performance Studies International Conference. Skip the long and over complex promotion of the event to get to the talk itself.

The lecture reviews the overlap between these three forms of aesthetics (defined as what makes us sensitive to hitherto unknown phenomena) by using various performances in which the author has been involved: theatre, exhibitions, simulations, as well as interventions in social science and philosophy.


Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences Into Democracy - is an influential book by the French theorist and philosopher of science Bruno Latour - Wikipedia .

We Have Never Been Modern is a 1991 book by Bruno Latour. The book is an "anthropology of science" that explores the dualistic distinction modernity makes between nature and society - Wikipedia .

Further Notes

French sociologist of science Bruno Latour, 70, has long been a thorn in the side of science. But in the age of “alternative facts,” he’s coming to its defense. science

Here is the table of contents for a set of postings that, together, are a transcript of an OOPSLA talk on Bruno Latour and Actor-Network Theory. post