By Henning Schmidgen

Bruno Latour stirs issues up. Latour all started as a lover of technological know-how and know-how, co-founder of actor-network idea, and thinker of a modernity that had "never been modern." meanwhile he's looked not only as the most clever and in addition renowned exponents of technological know-how reviews but in addition as an important innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the road among the sciences and the humanities.

This booklet offers the 1st entire review of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early anthropological reports in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), to influential books like Laboratory existence and technological know-how in motion, and his most up-to-date reflections on an empirical metaphysics of "modes of existence." during this enquiry it turns into transparent that the fundamental challenge to which Latour's paintings responds is that of social culture, the transmission of expertise and data. What this empirical thinker continually grapples with is the advanced courting of data, time, and culture.

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