Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society
It approaches the process of the progress of science and the development of "facts" from the human and social perspective. Latour starts out the book by chronicling the discovery of DNA and the development of the Eclipse MV/8000 computer. He shows how "facts" are black boxes that become fact through a process of competition that involves building networks of references until people start to refer to your theory as a fact and use it to build their facts. In fact, black bo ...more
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This last interaction is the focus of Latour's the ...more
Latour shows that truth and Nature are not absolute, as they need a representant in our social world. This representation is science and fact, for which Latour through the multiple social processes that cons ...more
A comprehensive analysis of science and technology as they are practiced and a guide for further research. Latour's thesis, well-defended, is that science consists of evolving networks of marshalled resources including not only publications and laboratory research, but also whole societies, cultures, and bureaucracies.