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We have never been modern

Author: Bruno Latour; Catherine Porter
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the rise of science, moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Latour; Catherine Porter
ISBN: 0674948386 9780674948389 0674948394 9780674948396
OCLC Number: 27894925
Notes: Translation of: Nous n'avons jamais été modernes.
Description: ix, 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Crisis --
Constitution --
Revolution --
Relativism --
Redistribution.
Other Titles: Nous n'avons jamais été modernes.
Responsibility: Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter.
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