Latour’s ‘What Is the Recommended Dose of Ontological Pluralism for a Safe Anthropological Diplomacy?’

In light of the recent ‘realism v. pluralism’ debates…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U1FbAMEpzQ

http://anthem-group.net/2014/01/28/2013-gad-distinguished-lecture-bruno-latour/

One response to “Latour’s ‘What Is the Recommended Dose of Ontological Pluralism for a Safe Anthropological Diplomacy?’

  1. This is a draft attempting to give some specific content to a debate on the relation between pluralism and realism that tends to go in circles, as one can put all sorts of contents under such generic terms. I try to distinguish pluralism from its relativist shadow, and to elaborate, both abstractly for its own sake, and in relation to a concrete example of a pluralist thinker, the concept of a realist pluralism. The concrete example is the pluralist metaphysics of Bruno Latour as it is expounded in his book AN INQUIRY INTO MODES OF EXISTENCE. I take Bruno Latour’s realist pluralism as it is articulated here and find that it does not correspond to Levi Bryant’s reductive stereotype: https://www.academia.edu/5861379/ON_THE_REALIST_PLURALISM_OF_BRUNO_LATOUR

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