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  1. Science in action: how to follow scientists and engineers through society.Bruno Latour - 1987 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
    In this book Bruno Latour brings together these different approaches to provide a lively and challenging analysis of science, demonstrating how social context..
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  2. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to the Actor-Network Theory.Bruno Latour - 2005 - Oxford, England and New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
    Latour is a world famous and widely published French sociologist who has written with great eloquence and perception about the relationship between people, science, and technology. He is also closely associated with the school of thought known as Actor Network Theory. In this book he sets out for the first time in one place his own ideas about Actor Network Theory and its relevance to management and organization theory.
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    We have never been modern.Bruno Latour - 1993 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
    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 ...
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  4. Laboratory Life: The construction of scientific facts.Bruno Latour & Steve Woolgar - 1986 - Princeton University Press.
    Chapter 1 FROM ORDER TO DISORDER 5 mins. John enters and goes into his office. He says something very quickly about having made a bad mistake. He had sent the review of a paper. . . . The rest of the sentence is inaudible. 5 mins.
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  5. Pandora’s hope.Bruno Latour - 1999 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    Bruno Latour was once asked : "Do you believe in reality?" This text is an attempt to answer this question.
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    Politics of nature: how to bring the sciences into democracy.Bruno Latour - 2004 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    From the book: What is to be done with political ecology? Nothing. What is to be done? Political ecology!
  7. Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern.Bruno Latour - 2004 - Critical Inquiry 30 (2):225-248.
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  8. Laboratory Life. The Social Construction of Scientific Facts.Bruno Latour & Steve Woolgar - 1982 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (1):166-170.
  9. Facing Gaia: eight lectures on the new climatic regime.Bruno Latour - 2017 - Medford, MA: Polity. Edited by Catherine Porter.
    The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of Nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of Nature have been continuously developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an ecological mutation of unprecedented scale. Some call it the Anthropocene, but it is best described as a new climatic regime. And a new regime it certainly is, (...)
     
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    Why Critique Has Run Out of Steam.Bruno Latour - 2004 - Critical Inquiry 30 (2):225-248.
  11. On technical mediation.Bruno Latour - 1994 - Common Knowledge 3 (2):29-64.
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    How to Talk About the Body? the Normative Dimension of Science Studies.Bruno Latour - 2004 - Body and Society 10 (2-3):205-229.
    Science studies has often been against the normative dimension of epistemology, which made a naturalistic study of science impossible. But this is not to say that a new type of normativity cannot be detected at work inscience studies. This is especially true in the second wave of studies dealing with the body, which has aimed at criticizing the physicalization of the body without falling into the various traps of a phenomenology simply added to a physical substrate. This article explores the (...)
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    Making Things Public.Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel (eds.) - 2005 - MIT Press.
    In this groundbreaking editorial and curatorial project, more than 100 writers, artists, and philosophers rethink what politics is about. In a time of political turmoil and anticlimax, this book redefines politics as operating in the realm of things. Politics is not just an arena, a profession, or a system, but a concern for things brought to the attention of the fluid and expansive constituency of the public. But how are things made public? What, we might ask, is a republic, a (...)
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    Is This a Dress Rehearsal?Bruno Latour - 2021 - Critical Inquiry 47 (S2):S25-S27.
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  15. Visualisation and Cognition: Drawing Things Together.Bruno Latour - 2012 - Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 3 (T):207-260.
    The author of the present paper argues that while trying to explain the institutional success of the science and its broad social impact, it is worth throwing aside the arguments concerning the universal traits of human nature, changes in the human mentality, or transformation of the culture and civilization, such as the development of capitalism or bureaucratic power. In the 16th century no new man emerged, and no mutants with overgrown brains work in modern laboratories. So one must also reject (...)
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    Morality and Technology.Bruno Latour & Couze Venn - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5-6):247-260.
    Technology is always limited to the realm of means, while morality is supposed to deal with ends. In this theoretical article about comparing those two regimes of enunciation, it is argued that technology is on the contrary characterized by the `ends of means' that is the impossibility of being limited to tools; technical artefacts are never tools if what is meant by this is a transmission of function in a mastered way. Once this modification of the meaning of technology is (...)
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  17. Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy.Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel (eds.) - 2005 - Mit Press (Ma).
    Another monumental ZKM publication, redefining politics as a concern for things around which the fluid and expansive constituency of the public gathers; with contributions by more than 100 writers and artists.
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  18. Don't throw the baby out with the bath school! A reply to Collins and Yearley.Michel Callon & Bruno Latour - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as practice and culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 343--368.
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    Extending the Domain of Freedom, or Why Gaia Is So Hard to Understand.Bruno Latour & Timothy M. Lenton - 2019 - Critical Inquiry 45 (3):659-680.
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  20. Postmodern? No, Simply A m odern! Steps Towards an Anthropology of Science.Bruno Latour - 1990 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21 (1):145-171.
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    Nous n'avons jamais été modernes: essai d'anthropologie symétrique.Bruno Latour - 1991
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    Politiques de la nature: comment faire entrer les sciences en démocratie.Bruno Latour - 1999 - Paris: Découverte.
  23. Do Scientific Objects Have a History?Bruno Latour - 2019 - Common Knowledge 25 (1-3):126-142.
    Latour in this essay criticizes and abandons the approach to science studies—in which the object of study is presumed to be inert and passively circulating amid networks of practices, institutions, authorities, and historical events — that he took in “The ‘Pédofil’ of Boa Vista,” an article published in the spring 1995 issue of Common Knowledge. Here he argues that Whitehead’s neglected text Process and Reality offers the possibility of a radical historical realism that puts the scientific object and the scientist’s (...)
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    Whose cosmos, which cosmopolitics? Comments on the peace terms of Ulrich Beck.Bruno Latour - 2004 - Common Knowledge 10 (3):450-462.
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    The Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE.Bruno Latour, Graham Harman & Peter Erdélyi (eds.) - 2011 - Zero Books.
    The Prince and the Wolf contains the transcript of a debate which took place on February 5, 2008 at the London School of Economics (LSE) between the prominent French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher Bruno Latour and the Cairo-based American philosopher Graham Harman.
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    Why Gaia is not a God of Totality.Bruno Latour - 2017 - Theory, Culture and Society 34 (2-3):61-81.
    Biology and politics have always been permeable to one another, trading metaphors back and forth. This is nowhere more blatant than when people claim to talk about ‘the planet’ as a whole. James Lovelock’s concept of Gaia has often been interpreted as a godlike figure. By reviewing in some detail a critical assessment of Lovelock’s Gaia by one scientist, Toby Tyrrell, the paper tries to map out why it is so difficult for natural as well as social scientists not to (...)
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    How Better to Register the Agency of Things.Bruno Latour - 2023 - Sociology of Power 35 (2):156-196.
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    What if we Talked Politics a Little?Bruno Latour - 2003 - Contemporary Political Theory 2 (2):143-164.
    Political enunciation remains an enigma as long as it is considered from the standpoint of information transfer. It remains as unintelligible as religious talk. The paper explores the specificty of this regime and especially the strange link it has with the canonical definition of enunciation in linguistics and semiotics. The ‘political circle’ is reconstituted and thus also the reasons why a ‘transparent’ or ‘rational'political speech act destroys the very conditions of group formation.
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  29. From realpolitik to dingpolitik.Bruno Latour - 2005 - In Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel (eds.), Making Things Public. MIT Press. pp. 14--44.
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    The Impact of Science Studies on Political Philosophy.Bruno Latour - 1991 - Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (1):3-19.
    The development of science studies has an important message for political theory. This message has not yet been fully articulated. It seems that the science studies field is often considered as the extension of politics to science. In reality, case studies show that it is a redefinition of politics that we are witnessing in the laboratories. To the political representatives should be added the scientific representatives. Thanks to a book by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, it is possible to reconstruct (...)
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  31. Les microbes: guerre et paix ; suivi de, Irréductions.Bruno Latour - 1984 - Paris: A.M. Métailié. Edited by Bruno Latour.
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    Is Re-modernization Occurring - And If So, How to Prove It?Bruno Latour - 2003 - Theory, Culture and Society 20 (2):35-48.
    On the face of it, there is no connection between the social theory developed by Ulrich Beck under the name of `second modernization' and the post-ethnomethodological argument developed by Bruno Latour and his colleagues under the name of actor-network theory. Yet they are both concerned with empirical evidence of a major shift in modernity. Hence the idea of elaborating an empirical test to probe the extent to which `second modernization' is a real phenomenon, or rather, as is suggested here, a (...)
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  33. The'pedofil'of Boa Vista: a photo-philosophical montage.Bruno Latour - 1995 - Common Knowledge 4 (1):144-187.
     
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    War of the Worlds: What about Peace?Bruno Latour & John Tresch - 2002 - Prickly Paradigm.
    Bruno Latour is best known for his work in the cultural study of science. In this pamphlet he turns his attention to another worthy pursuit: the project of peace. As one might expect, Latour gives us a radically different picture of this project than Kant or the philosophes, asserting that the West has been in a constant state of war both with other cultures and its own—although unwittingly so. Read through the lens of his trademark take on "the modern," his (...)
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    The Enlightenment without the Critique: A Word on Michel Serres' Philosophy.Bruno Latour - 1987 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 21:83-97.
    The French, it is well known, love revolutions, political, scientific or philosophical. There is nothing they like more than a radical upheaval of the past, an upheaval so complete that a new tabula rasa is levelled, on which a new history can be built. None of our Prime Ministers starts his mandate without promising to write on a new blank page or to furnish a complete change in values and even, for some, in life. Each researcher would think of him (...)
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  36. Do scientific objects have a history? Pasteur and Whitehead in a bath of lactic acid.Bruno Latour - 1996 - Common Knowledge 5:76-91.
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  37. La fabrique du droit. Une ethnographie du Conseil d'État.Bruno Latour - 2003 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 193 (4):504-504.
     
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  38. A collective of humans and nonhumans.Bruno Latour - 2010 - In Craig Hanks (ed.), Technology and values: essential readings. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Can We Get Our Materialism Back, Please?Bruno Latour - 2007 - Isis 98:138-142.
    Technology is epistemology’s poor relative. It still carries the baggage of a definition of matter handed down to it by another odd definition of scientific activity. The consequence is that many descriptions of “things” have nothing “thingly” about them. They are simply “objects” mistaken for things. Hence the necessity of a new descriptive style that circumvents the limits of the materialist definition of material existence. This is what has been achieved in the group of essays on “Thick Things” for which (...)
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    Wizualizacja i poznanie: zrysowywanie rzeczy razem.Bruno Latour - 2012 - Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 3 (T).
    The author of the present paper argues that while trying to explain the institutional success of the science and its broad social impact, it is worth throwing aside the arguments concerning the universal traits of human nature, changes in the human mentality, or transformation of the culture and civilization, such as the development of capitalism or bureaucratic power. In the 16th century no new man emerged, and no mutants with overgrown brains work in modern laboratories. So one must also reject (...)
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    Biography of an inquiry: On a book about modes of existence.Bruno Latour - 2013 - Social Studies of Science 43 (2):287-301.
    Since the project on Modes of Existence has been long in coming and has connection with all the successive field works done by the author, the paper tries to retrace the main steps that have led to the project. It shows that this project precedes the work done in actor-network theory and explains the link between philosophy and anthropology through the peculiar notion of mode of existence.
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    Can We Get Our Materialism Back, Please?Bruno Latour - 2007 - Isis 98 (1):138-142.
  43. Dewey's Critical Pragmatism.Alison Kadlec, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel & Robert B. Talisse - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (3):423-431.
     
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    A Conversation with Bruno Latour and Nikolaj Schultz: Reassembling the Geo-Social.Jakob Valentin Stein Pedersen, Bruno Latour & Nikolaj Schultz - 2019 - Theory, Culture and Society 36 (7-8):215-230.
    Including empirical examples and theoretical clarifications on many of the analytical issues raised in his recently published Down to Earth, this conversation with Bruno Latour and his collaborator, Danish sociologist Nikolaj Schultz, offers key insights into Latour’s recent and ongoing work. Revolving around questions on political ecology and social theory in our ‘New Climatic Regime’, Latour argues that in order to have politics you need a land and you need a people. This interview present reflections on such politics, such land (...)
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    How to Remain Human in the Wrong Space? A Comment on a Dialogue by Carl Schmitt.Bruno Latour - 2021 - Critical Inquiry 47 (4):699-718.
    To become aware of the depth of the ecological mutation, one has to criticize the notion of abstract space. It turns out that, in many of his works, Carl Schmitt has found ways to politicize the production of neutral depoliticized space. This is especially true in “Dialogue on New Space.” The dialogue summarizes Schmitt’s earlier works, but it also tries to relate, audaciously, the character of being human with the different conceptions of space entertained by each protagonist of the dialogue. (...)
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    Comment redistribuer le Grand Partage?Bruno Latour - 1983 - Revue de Synthèse 104 (110):203-236.
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    ¿Tienen historia los objetos? El encuentro de Pasteur y de Whitehead en un baño de ácido láctico.Bruno Latour - 1995 - Isegoría 12:92.
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    Trains of thought: Piaget, formalism, and the fifth dimension.Bruno Latour - 1997 - Common Knowledge 6:170-170.
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  49. Conflicts of Planetary Proportion – A Conversation.Bruno Latour & Dipesh Chakrabarty - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 14 (3):419-454.
    The introduction of the long-term history of the Earth into the preoccupations of historians has triggered a crisis because it has become impossible to keep the “planet” as one single entity outside of history properly understood. As soon as the planetary intruded into history, it became impossible to keep it as one naturalized background. By problematizing the planetary, Dipesh Chakrabarty has forced philosophers, historians and anthropologists to extend pluralism to the very ground on which history was supposed to unfold. Hence (...)
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  50. Reflections on Etienne Souriau's Les différents modes d'existence.Bruno Latour - 2011 - In Levi R. Bryant, Nick Srnicek & Graham Harman (eds.), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. re.press.
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