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On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods free pdf On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods continues the project that the anthropologist, philosopher, and influential science studies theorist Bruno Latour advanced in his book We Have Never Been Modern. There he proposed to re-describe the Enlightenment idea of universal scientific truth, arguing that there are no facts separable from their fabrication. In this concise work, Latour delves into the "belief in naive belief," the suggestion that fetishes, objects invested with mythical powers, are fabricated, and that "facts" are not. Mobilizing his work in the anthropology of science, he uses the notion of "factishes" to explore a way of respecting the objectivity of facts and the power of fetishes without forgetting that both are fabricated. While the fetish-worshipper knows perfectly well that fetishes are man-made, the Modern icon-breaker inevitably erects new icons. Yet Moderns sense no contradiction at the core of their work. Latour pursues his critique of critique, or of the possibility of mediating between subject and object, or the fabricated and the real, through the notion of "iconoclash," making productive comparisons between scientific practice and the worship of visual images and of religious icons.

About Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour is Professor and Dean for Research at Sciences Po in Paris. His many books include Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory- Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy- Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies- Aramis, Or, The Love of Technology- and We Have Never Been Modern.

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Author : Bruno Latour
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 25 November 2010
ISBN : 0822348160
EAN : 9780822348160
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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