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Rejoicing - a book by Latour, Bruno


Or the Torments of Religious Speech

Rejoicing( )
Author: Latour, Bruno
Translator: Rose, Julie
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $22.95
Book Description:

Bruno Latour's long term project is to compare the felicity and infelicity conditions of the different values dearest to the heart of those who have 'never been modern'. According to him, this is the only way to develop an anthropology of the Moderns. After his work on science, on technology and, more recently, on law, this book explores the truth conditions of religious speech acts. Even though there is no question that religion is one of the values that has been...
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Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Religion / Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds
Author Biography
Latour, Bruno (Author)
Bruno LaTour was born in the French province of Burgundy, where his family has been making wine for many generations. He was educated in Dijon, where he studied philosophy and Biblical exegesis. He then went to Africa, to complete his military service, working for a French organization similar to the American Peace Corps. While in Africa he became interested in the social sciences, particularly anthropology.

LaTour believes that through his interests in philosophy, theology, and anthropology, he is actually pursuing a single goal, to understand the different ways that truth is built. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, LaTour has written about the philosophy and sociology of science in an original, insightful, and sometimes quirky way. Works that have been translated to English include The Pasteurization of France; Laboratory Life; Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society; We Have Never Been Modern; and Aramis, or the Love of Technology.

LaTour is a professor at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation, a division of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, in Paris.


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