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Testing Latour's app: a user's guide

Bigliardi, Stefano LU (2014) In Zygon 49(4). p.890-903
Abstract
I reconstruct Bruno Latour's ideas about science and religion and compare them to Ian G. Barbour's and Mikael Stenmark's models, as well as to the discussion of technology and religion developed by John C. Caiazza and Antje Jackelen. I show how using "Latour's App" enlightens some aspects of said models which Barbour and Stenmark themselves were seemingly struggling with, and that Caiazza's and Jackelen's views can be reconciled despite their apparent opposition. The result of such tests is an overall assessment of Latour's proposal. I argue that, under the disguise of a flamboyant and original language, Latour's method is not that distant from those of the other authors analyzed here, and that his discussion might conceal some unwelcome... (More)
I reconstruct Bruno Latour's ideas about science and religion and compare them to Ian G. Barbour's and Mikael Stenmark's models, as well as to the discussion of technology and religion developed by John C. Caiazza and Antje Jackelen. I show how using "Latour's App" enlightens some aspects of said models which Barbour and Stenmark themselves were seemingly struggling with, and that Caiazza's and Jackelen's views can be reconciled despite their apparent opposition. The result of such tests is an overall assessment of Latour's proposal. I argue that, under the disguise of a flamboyant and original language, Latour's method is not that distant from those of the other authors analyzed here, and that his discussion might conceal some unwelcome philosophical shortcomings. (Less)
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Ian G. Barbour, John C. Caiazza, constructivism, Antje Jackelen, Bruno, Latour, Mikael Stenmark, technology
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49
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4
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0591-2385
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10.1111/zygo.12129
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  author       = {Bigliardi, Stefano},
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  keyword      = {Ian G. Barbour,John C. Caiazza,constructivism,Antje Jackelen,Bruno,Latour,Mikael Stenmark,technology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {890--903},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Zygon},
  title        = {Testing Latour's app: a user's guide},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zygo.12129},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2014},
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