BRUNO LATOUR

Download Bruno Latour ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to BRUNO LATOUR book pdf for free now.

Das Terrestrische Manifest

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 9783518758045
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 47.38 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 603
Read : 291

Eine Serie politischer Unwetter hat die Welt durcheinandergebracht. Die Instrumente, mit denen wir uns früher orientierten, funktionieren nicht mehr. Verstanden wir Politik lange als einen Zeitstrahl, der von einer lokalen Vergangenheit in eine globale Zukunft führen würde, realisieren wir nun, dass der Globus für unsere Globalisierungspläne zu klein ist. Der Weg in eine behütetere Vergangenheit erweist sich ebenfalls als Fiktion. Wir hängen in der Luft, der jähe Absturz droht. In dieser brisanten Situation gilt es zuallererst, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen und sich dann neu zu orientieren. Bruno Latour unternimmt den Versuch, die Landschaft des Politischen neu zu vermessen und unsere politischen Leidenschaften auf neue Gegenstände auszurichten. Jenseits überkommener Unterscheidungen wie links und rechts, fortschrittlich und reaktionär plädiert er für eine radikal materialistische Politik, die nicht nur den Produktionsprozess einbezieht, sondern auch die ökologischen Bedingungen unserer Existenz.
Category: Political Science

Kampf Um Gaia

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 9783518751084
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 86.71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 336
Read : 631

Die moderne Wissenschaft hat tief greifend unser Verständnis der Natur geprägt. In den letzten drei Jahrhunderten bildete diese Idee der Natur den Hintergrund all unseres Tuns. Aufgrund der ökologischen Folgen des menschlichen Handelns tritt die Natur jedoch heute aus dem Hintergrund auf die Bühne, wie Bruno Latour in seinem neuen, faszinierenden Buch zeigt. Die Luft, die Meere, die Gletscher, das Klima, die Böden, alles interagiert mit uns. Wir haben die Epoche der Geohistorie betreten, das Zeitalter des Anthropozäns – mit dem Risiko eines Krieges aller gegen alle. Die alte Natur verschwindet und weicht einem Wesen, das schwierig zu bestimmen ist. Es ist alles andere als stabil und besteht aus einer Reihe von Feedbackschleifen in ständiger Bewegung. Gaia ist sein Name. Latour argumentiert, dass die komplexe und mehrdeutige Gaia-Hypothese, wie sie von James Lovelock entwickelt wurde, ein idealer Weg ist, um die ethischen, politischen, theologischen und wissenschaftlichen Aspekte des nunmehr veralteten Begriffs der Natur zu entwirren. Er legt den Grundstein für eine zukünftige Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaftlern, Theologen, Aktivisten und Künstlern, während wir beginnen, mit dem neuen Klimaregime zu leben.
Category: Philosophy

Das Netzwerk Von Bruno Latour

Author : Matthias Wieser
ISBN : 9783839420546
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56.20 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 211
Read : 637

Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie (ANT) ist durch die Schriften von Bruno Latour der vielleicht umstrittenste und zugleich fruchtbarste Ansatz in den zeitgenössischen Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass die theoretischen Potenziale des Denkens Latours und der ANT weit über die Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung hinaus in der allgemeinen Sozialtheorie liegen. Matthias Wieser rekonstruiert die ANT theoriehistorisch im Rahmen der Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung und zeigt zudem, wie sie sich auch sozialtheoretisch als poststrukturalistische Soziologie verstehen lässt. Darüber hinaus werden weiter reichende Anschlüsse und Bezüge zwischen ANT und Medienforschung, Theorien sozialer Praktiken und Cultural Studies herausgestellt.
Category: Social Science

We Have Never Been Modern

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 9780674076754
Genre : Science
File Size : 87.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 863
Read : 313

With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His book, an anthropology of science, shows us how much of modernity is actually a matter of faith. What does it mean to be modern? What difference does the scientific method make? The difference, Latour explains, is in our careful distinctions between nature and society, between human and thing, distinctions that our benighted ancestors, in their world of alchemy, astrology, and phrenology, never made. But alongside this purifying practice that defines modernity, there exists another seemingly contrary one: the construction of systems that mix politics, science, technology, and nature. The ozone debate is such a hybrid, in Latour’s analysis, as are global warming, deforestation, even the idea of black holes. As these hybrids proliferate, the prospect of keeping nature and culture in their separate mental chambers becomes overwhelming—and rather than try, Latour suggests, we should rethink our distinctions, rethink the definition and constitution of modernity itself. His book offers a new explanation of science that finally recognizes the connections between nature and culture—and so, between our culture and others, past and present. Nothing short of a reworking of our mental landscape. We Have Never Been Modern blurs the boundaries among science, the humanities, and the social sciences to enhance understanding on all sides. A summation of the work of one of the most influential and provocative interpreters of science, it aims at saving what is good and valuable in modernity and replacing the rest with a broader, fairer, and finer sense of possibility.
Category: Science

Politics Of Nature

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 0674039963
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 74.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 133
Read : 1132

A major work by one of the more innovative thinkers of our time, Politics of Nature does nothing less than establish the conceptual context for political ecology--transplanting the terms of ecology into more fertile philosophical soil than its proponents have thus far envisioned. Bruno Latour announces his project dramatically: "Political ecology has nothing whatsoever to do with nature, this jumble of Greek philosophy, French Cartesianism and American parks." Nature, he asserts, far from being an obvious domain of reality, is a way of assembling political order without due process. Thus, his book proposes an end to the old dichotomy between nature and society--and the constitution, in its place, of a collective, a community incorporating humans and nonhumans and building on the experiences of the sciences as they are actually practiced. In a critique of the distinction between fact and value, Latour suggests a redescription of the type of political philosophy implicated in such a "commonsense" division--which here reveals itself as distinctly uncommonsensical and in fact fatal to democracy and to a healthy development of the sciences. Moving beyond the modernist institutions of "mononaturalism" and "multiculturalism," Latour develops the idea of "multinaturalism," a complex collectivity determined not by outside experts claiming absolute reason but by "diplomats" who are flexible and open to experimentation. Table of Contents: Introduction: What Is to Be Done with Political Ecology? 1. Why Political Ecology Has to Let Go of Nature First, Get Out of the Cave Ecological Crisis or Crisis of Objectivity? The End of Nature The Pitfall of "Social Representations" of Nature The Fragile Aid of Comparative Anthropology What Successor for the Bicameral Collective? 2. How to Bring the Collective Together Difficulties in Convoking the Collective First Division: Learning to Be Circumspect with Spokespersons Second Division: Associations of Humans and Nonhumans Third Division between Humans and Nonhumans: Reality and Recalcitrance A More or Less Articulated Collective The Return to Civil Peace 3. A New Separation of Powers Some Disadvantages of the Concepts of Fact and Value The Power to Take into Account and the Power to Put in Order The Collective's Two Powers of Representation Verifying That the Essential Guarantees Have Been Maintained A New Exteriority 4. Skills for the Collective The Third Nature and the Quarrel between the Two "Eco" Sciences Contribution of the Professions to the Procedures of the Houses The Work of the Houses The Common Dwelling, the Oikos 5. Exploring Common Worlds Time's Two Arrows The Learning Curve The Third Power and the Question of the State The Exercise of Diplomacy War and Peace for the Sciences Conclusion: What Is to Be Done? Political Ecology! Summary of the Argument (for Readers in a Hurry...) Glossary Notes Bibliography Index From the book: What is to be done with political ecology? Nothing. What is to be done? Political ecology! All those who have hoped that the politics of nature would bring about a renewal of public life have asked the first question, while noting the stagnation of the so-called "green" movements. They would like very much to know why so promising an endeavor has so often come to naught. Appearances notwithstanding, everyone is bound to answer the second question the same way. We have no choice: politics does not fall neatly on one side of a divide and nature on the other. From the time the term "politics" was invented, every type of politics has been defined by its relation to nature, whose every feature, property, and function depends on the polemical will to limit, reform, establish, short-circuit, or enlighten public life. As a result, we cannot choose whether to engage in it surreptitiously, by distinguishing between questions of nature and questions of politics, or explicitly, by treating those two sets of questions as a single issue that arises for all collectives. While the ecology movements tell us that nature is rapidly invading politics, we shall have to imagine - most often aligning ourselves with these movements but sometimes against them - what a politics finally freed from the sword of Damocles we call nature might be like.
Category: Philosophy

Bruno Latour Der Faitiche

Author : Anna Zacharias
ISBN : 9783640446308
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 877
Read : 803

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Politische Soziologie, Majoritäten, Minoritäten, Note: 1, Universität Bremen (Kulturwissenschaften ), Veranstaltung: Welt als Vermittlungstätigkeit und Technik. Bruno Latour und Actor-Network-Theory, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Mitbegründer der Actor-Network-Theory, der französische Ethnologe und Wissenschaftsforscher Bruno Latour, stellt in "Die Hoffnung der Pandora" (2000) Überlegungen zu der Unterscheidung von Glaube und Wissen an. Dieser Text geht dem von Latour gestalteten Begriff des "Faitiche" auf den Grund. Konstruiert aus den Vorlagen "Fait" (Fakt) und Fétiche (Fetisch), soll dieser die Barrieren unter ihnen aufbrechen. Latour postuliert, dass auch das vermeintliche "Wissen" der Wissenschaften Glaubensfragen unterliege, und vermeintliche Glaubensfragen keinesfalls einer dem Glaubenden vom Skeptiker unterstellten mystischer Überzeugung unterlägen. Auf welcher theoretischen Grundlage Latour diese Behauptungen anstellt und welche pragmatischen Konsequenzen diese zur logischen Folge haben könnten, ist Sujet dieser Arbeit. [...]
Category: Social Science

Bruno Latour

Author : Gerard de Vries
ISBN : 9781509512225
Genre : Science
File Size : 50.39 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 785
Read : 993

Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science. His ethnographic studies have revolutionized our understanding of areas as diverse as science, law, politics and religion. To facilitate a more realistic understanding of the world, Latour has introduced a radically fresh philosophical terminology and a new approach to social science, ‘Actor-Network Theory’. In seminal works such as Laboratory Life, We Have Never Been Modern and An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Latour has outlined an alternative to the foundational categories of ‘modern’ western thought Ð particularly its distinction between society and nature Ð that has major consequences for our understanding of the ecological crisis and of the role of science in democratic societies. Latour’s ‘empirical philosophy’ has evolved considerably over the past four decades. In this lucid and compelling book, Gerard de Vries provides one of the first overviews of Latour’s work. He guides readers through Latour’s main publications, from his early ethnographies to his more recent philosophical works, showing with considerable skill how Latour’s ideas have developed. This book will be of great value to students and scholars attempting to come to terms with the immense challenge posed by Latour’s thought. It will be of interest to those studying philosophy, anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, and almost all other branches of the social sciences and humanities.
Category: Science

The Pasteurization Of France

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 0674657616
Genre : Science
File Size : 72.22 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 648
Read : 1033

Describes Pasteur's roles in improving health practices in France and identifies the other forces that helped implement his ideas about health care.
Category: Science

Science In Action

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 0674792912
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.77 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 413
Read : 1187

From weaker to stronger rhetoric : literature - Laboratories - From weak points to strongholds : machines - Insiders out - From short to longer networks : tribunals of reason - Centres of calculation.
Category: Social Science

Conversations On Science Culture And Time

Author : Michel Serres
ISBN : 0472065483
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 27.18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 647
Read : 173

Illuminating conversations with one of France's most respected--and controversial--philosophers
Category: Literary Criticism