On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods

Bruno Latour
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On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods

Barbara Herrnstein Smith writes:

Do scientific facts and entities such as microbes, neurons or the structure of DNA exist prior to their discovery, or are they the product of scientific activity? The answer – ‘prior, of course’ – would have seemed obvious a generation ago to most scientists, philosophers and other generally sensible people. That a different answer is possible, even preferable, owes much to the work of French sociologist-philosopher Bruno Latour.

(LRB 8 March 2012)

Published by Duke University Press
20 December 2010
Paperback
ISBN: 9780822348252

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