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Bruno Latour in PiecesAn Intellectual Biography$
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Henning Schmidgen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263691

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.001.0001

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A Philosopher in the Laboratory

A Philosopher in the Laboratory

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(p.25) Two A Philosopher in the Laboratory
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Bruno Latour in Pieces
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Henning Schmidgen

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0003

After having completed some sociological and anthropological field work in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Latour went to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. Between 1975 and 1977, he investigated the “production of scientific facts” in the neuroendocrinological department of Roger Guillemin. This chapter shows that Latour’s approach to scientific practice was shaped in important ways by his early interest in Bultmann and Biblical exegesis.

Keywords:   Bruno Latour, Biblical Exegesis, Semiology, Roger Guillemin, Historical Epistemology

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