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Bruno Latour

Aramis

oder Die Liebe zur Technik
Mit einem neuen Vorwort v. Bruno Latour und einem Nachwort v. Henning Schmidgen
Übers. v. Gustav Roßler

[Aramis, or the Love of Technology.]

2018. XV, 319 pages.

Historische Wissensforschung 10

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Based on numerous interviews, technical reports and documentation, Bruno Latour traces the collapse of a large public transportation system project – the Personal Rapid Transit system named Aramis – in Paris. Written like a detective novel, Latour's »scientifiction« analyses the failure of this project in a way exemplary for the Actor-network theory (ANT).
Based on numerous interviews, technical reports and documentation, Bruno Latour traces the collapse of a large public transportation system project – the Personal Rapid Transit system named Aramis – in Paris. Latour's analysis of Aramis' history merges science and technology studies with the narrative form of a detective novel. The various actors in this story of a highly complex human-object-system – engineers, circuit layouts, engines, prototypes, rail track systems etc. – are all given an equal voice in a way that is of exemplary value for understanding the Actor-network theory. With the first German translation of this now classical study, the book series Historische Wissensforschung ( Studies in the History of Knowledge) launches its series »Under the Radar«, which presents and contextualizes forgotten or hard-to-reach texts from the history of science.
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Bruno Latour
Geboren 1947; Studium der Philosophie und Anthropologie; 1982–2006 Professor am Centre de l'Innovation an der Ecole nationale superieure de mine in Paris; Gastprofessuren an der University of California San Diego, der London School of Economics und am historischen Seminar der Harvard University; seit 2007 Professor am Sciences Politiques Paris und dem Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO).

Gustav Roßler Studium der Philosophie, Soziologie und Psychologie; 2014 Promotion; freier Übersetzer (u.a. von Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze, Andrew Pickering) sowie Publizist.

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