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The Earth’s Ambassador

An Interview with Bruno Latour

by Arnaud Esquerre & Jeanne Lazarus & translated by Kate McNaughton , 22 July 2013

Domaine(s) : Philosophy

Tags : anthropology | modernity

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of The Florence Gould Foundation

What place should there be on Earth for the Moderns? Following the publication of An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: an Anthropology of the Moderns, author Bruno Latour talks to Arnaud Esquerre and Jeanne Lazarus about the birth and set-up of his masterful study, which uses all of his previous works as the basis for an inquiry into fifteen possible modes of existence that would allow the Moderns to rethink their place on Earth.

Bruno Latour, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013, 520 p., 35,95 €. [Bruno Latour, Enquête sur les modes d’existence. Une anthropologie des modernes. La Découverte, Paris, 2012.]

This video interview was first published in French in 2012 on La Vie des Idées. It is now subtitled in English, following the translation of Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns (Harvard University Press, July 2013).

by Arnaud Esquerre & Jeanne Lazarus & translated by Kate McNaughton , 22 July 2013


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Arnaud Esquerre & Jeanne Lazarus, « The Earth’s Ambassador . An Interview with Bruno Latour », Books and Ideas, 22 July 2013. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL : http://www.booksandideas.net/The-Earth-s-Ambassador.html

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