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Politics of Nature How to bring the Sciences into Democracy

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2004. A major work by one of the more innovative thinkers of our time Politics of Nature does nothing less than establish the conceptual context for political ecology transplanting the terms of ecology into more fertile philosophical soil than its proponents have thus far envisioned. Bruno Latour announces his project dramatically Political ecology has nothing whatsoever to do with nature this jumble of Greek philosophy French Cartesianism and American parks. Nature he asserts far from being an obvious domain of reality is a way of assembling political order without due process. Thus his book proposes an end to the old dichotomy between nature and society and the constitution in its place of a collective a community incorporating humans and nonhumans and building on the experiences of the sciences as they are actually practiced. In a critique of the distinction between fact and value Latour suggest a redescription of the type of political philosophy implicated in such a commonsense division which here reveals itself as distinctly uncommonsensical and in fact fatal to democracy and to a healthy development of the sciences. Moving beyond the modernist institutions of mononaturalism and multi culturalism Latour develops the idea of multinaturalism a complex collectivity determined not by outside experts claiming absolute reason but by diplomats who are flexible and open to experimentation.
The first 25 pages have some pencil notes in the margin and some underlining. The cover edges are worn. Overall a good copy.

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Author(s):
Bruno Latour
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Paperback
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Orient Longman
Title:
Politics of Nature How to bring the Sciences into Democracy

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2004. A major work by one of the more innovative thinkers of our time Politics of Nature does nothing less than establish the conceptual context for political ecology transplanting the terms of ecology into more fertile philosophical soil than its proponents have thus far envisioned. Bruno Latour announces his project dramatically Political ecology has nothing whatsoever to do with nature this jumble of Greek philosophy French Cartesianism and American parks. Nature he asserts far from being an obvious domain of reality is a way of assembling political order without due process. Thus his book proposes an end to the old dichotomy between nature and society and the constitution in its place of a collective a community incorporating humans and nonhumans and building on the experiences of the sciences as they are actually practiced. In a critique of the distinction between fact and value Latour suggest a redescription of the type of political philosophy implicated in such a commonsense division which here reveals itself as distinctly uncommonsensical and in fact fatal to democracy and to a healthy development of the sciences. Moving beyond the modernist institutions of mononaturalism and multi culturalism Latour develops the idea of multinaturalism a complex collectivity determined not by outside experts claiming absolute reason but by diplomats who are flexible and open to experimentation.
The first 25 pages have some pencil notes in the margin and some underlining. The cover edges are worn. Overall a good copy.

Author(s):
Bruno Latour
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Orient Longman
Title:
Politics of Nature How to bring the Sciences into Democracy

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