Post Modern? No, Simply Amodern! Steps Towards An Anthropology of Science

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February 8, 2019

Critical Commentary

This essay is the culmination of Latour's reviewing of three key works sociological scientific inquiry. The works in question are Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life (Princeton University Press 1985); Michel Serres, Statues (Bourin, Paris, 1987) ; Sharon Traweek, Beam Times and Life Times, The World of High Energy Physicists (Harvard University Press, 1988). 

Written in 1990, the essay is more than the sum of its parts. Meaning that Latour not only blends the reading and assessment of each text into each other but he also draws upon his own ideas on 'modernity' and therefore explores his own work quite thoroughly.     


Latour, Bruno. "Postmodern? No, simply amodern! Steps towards an anthropology of science." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21, no. 1 (1990): 145-171.