We have never been modern

Nous n'avons jamais été modernes. English
Latour, Bruno

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  • Creator Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780674948389, 0674948386, 9780674948396, 0674948394
  • OCLC ocm27894925

Notes

  • Translation of: Nous n'avons jamais été modernes.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 1. Crisis -- 1.1. The Proliferation of Hybrids -- 1.2. Retying the Gordian Knot -- 1.3. The Crisis of the Critical Stance -- 1.4. 1989: The Year of Miracles -- 1.5. What Does It Mean To Be A Modern? -- 2. Constitution -- 2.1. The Modern Constitution -- 2.2. Boyle and His Objects -- 2.3. Hobbes and His Subjects -- 2.4. The Mediation of the Laboratory -- 2.5. The Testimony of Nonhumans -- 2.6. The Double Artifact of the Laboratory and the Leviathan -- 2.7. Scientific Representation and Political Representation -- 2.8. The Constitutional Guarantees of the Modern -- 2.9. The Fourth Guarantee: The Crossed-out God -- 2.10. The Power of the Modern Critique -- 2.11. The Invincibility of the Moderns -- 2.12. What the Constitution Clarifies and What It Obscures -- 2.13. The End of Denunciation -- 2.14. We Have Never Been Modern -- 3. Revolution -- 3.1. The Moderns, Victims of Their Own Success -- 3.2. What Is a Quasi-Object? -- 3.3. Philosophies Stretched Over the Yawning Gap -- 3.4. The End of Ends -- 3.5. Semiotic Turns -- 3.6. Who Has Forgotten Being? -- 3.7. The Beginning of the Past -- 3.8. The Revolutionary Miracle -- 3.9. The End of the Passing Past -- 3.10. Triage and Multiple Times -- 3.11. A Copernican Counter-revolution -- 3.12. From Intermediaries to Mediators -- 3.13. Accusation, Causation -- 3.14. Variable Ontologies -- 3.15. Connecting the Four Modern Repertoires -- 4. Relativism -- 4.1. How to End the Asymmetry -- 4.2. The Principle of Symmetry Generalized -- 4.3. The Import-Export System of the Two Great Divides -- 4.4. Anthropology Comes Home from the Tropics -- 4.5. There Are No Cultures -- 4.6. Sizeable Differences -- 4.7. Archimedes' coup d'etat -- 4.8. Absolute Relativisim and Relativist Relativism -- 4.9. Small Mistakes Concerning the Disenchantment of the World -- 4.10. Even a Longer Network Remains Local at All Points -- 4.11. The Leviathan is a Skein of Networks -- 4.12. A Perverse Taste for the Margins -- 4.13. Avoid Adding New Crimes to Old -- 4.14. Transcendences Abound -- 5. Redistribution -- 5.1. The Impossible Modernization -- 5.2. Final Examinations -- 5.3. Humanism Redistributed -- 5.4. The Nonmodern Constitution -- 5.5. The Parliament of Things
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