851-0125-79L Bruno Latour's Modes of Existence: A Philosophical Approach to Science and Society
|Semester||Spring Semester 2019|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 30|
|Abstract||Bruno Latour's "an inquiry into modes of existence" is an ambitious book that offer a philosophical-scoiological approach to questions of science, technology, politics and economy. In this seminar, we will read some chapters of this book, and reflect on them critically.|
|Objective||Students will be able to analyze various aspects of science, technology, politics and economy based on Latour's approach, and engage critically with his arguments and conceptions.|
Work load: reading 25-30 pages per week; weekly mini-assignments (brief feedback about the weekly reading); one 15 min. presentation during the semester; and a 2,000 words final essay.
Requirements: there are no formal requirements, but the course will assume that students have some experience in reading philosophical or sociological texts.