Bruno Latour, the philosopher who deconstructed science, dies


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As a major figure in the world of ideas, at the crossroads of sociology, anthropology and ecology, the researcher has been theorizing in particular about the importance of social elements in the development of scientific facts. He died Sunday at the age of 75.

In January 2020, Literary magazine Bruno Latour—along with Alain Badiou, Kwame Anthony Appiah, John Searle, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jürgen Habermas, Martha Nussbaum, Slavoj Zizek, Charles Taylor and Judith Butler—ranked among the “Ten Philosophers Who Influenced the World”. Among the French thinkers, he is undoubtedly the one who, for years, was the most quoted, if not “monopoly” for the defense of the most diverse positions, including contradictory ones. His thought, developed in nearly thirty books, cannot be summed up in a few “dissertations,” and he himself, sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, epistemologist, ethnologist, and political ecology, cannot be reduced to a discipline. At first, this border crossing earned him some criticism: it was a notable goal intellectual deception From Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, who at the same time criticized amphibians …

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