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Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Henning Schmidgen


The French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour (*1947) is a major figure of contemporary thought. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological studies in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) to his influential books like Laboratory Life and Science in Action and his most recent reflections on an empirical metaphysics of “modes of existence.” The book argues that the basic problem to which Latour’s work responds is that of social tradition, i.e. the complex relationship of culture, knowledge, and time. It shows that Latour’s understanding of this pro ... More

Keywords: Bruno Latour, Actor-network theory (ANT), Science and Technology Studies, French Theory, Contemporary Philosophy, Biblical Exegesis, Rudolf Bultmann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263691
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henning Schmidgen, author
Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany