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On Technical Mediation

Bruno Latour
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In this series of three lectures -shortened in one long paper- is presented the philosophical, sociological and mythical account of the links between humans and non-humans; the first section explores the notion of translation in order to give activity back to objects, the second follows empirical examples of technical systems and the third offers a mythical account of how humans and techniques co-evolved. The general purpose of the article is to show that there are many ways to escape the dualist paradigm separating humans and non-humans.


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hal-02057233 , version 1 (05-03-2019)



Bruno Latour. On Technical Mediation. Common Knowledge, 1994, 3 (2), pp.29 - 64. ⟨hal-02057233⟩
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