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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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Questions Concerning Technology

Questions Concerning Technology

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(p.96) Seven Questions Concerning Technology
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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/9780823263691.003.0008

In the 1990s, Bruno Latour’s research interests shift from science to technology. At the same time, he puts forth his philosophical theory of modernity. This chapter shows Latour continues to conceive of the topics of his studies in terms of exegesis. Technology is only of interest insofar as it can be understood as “translating” actions into slightly altered actions, modernity is seen as a mere “regime of enunciation.”

Keywords:   Bruno Latour, Sociology of technology, Actor-network theory, Modernity, Biblical Exegesis, Postmodernism, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault

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