Bruno Latour  

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"Science is politics by other means"

"How could he pass away due to a bacillus discovered by Robert Koch in 1882?"-- “Ramsès II est-il mort de la tuberculose?” (1998)

"A very small number of theoretical physicists, deprived of their hefty Cold War budgets, are seeking a new menace, against which they will heroically offer the rampart of their intellect. It is no longer the war against the Soviets, but rather the war against the postmodern intellectuals from abroad. France, in their eyes, has become another Colombia, a country of dealers who produce hard drugs—Derridium and Lacanium—which American academics cannot resist any more than crack."--"Is There Science after the Cold War?" -- (1997) by Bruno Latour

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Bruno Latour (1947 – 2022) was a French philosopher active in science studies known for such books as We Have Never Been Modern (1991), Laboratory Life (1979) and Science in Action (1987).

Although his studies of scientific practice were at one time associated with social constructionist approaches to the philosophy of science, Latour has diverged significantly from such approaches.

Other works of note include The Pasteurization of France, Aramis, or, The Love of Technology, Pandora's Hope, "Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam?" and Reassembling the Social.

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