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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.
Authors/Editors

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.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 20. November 2018, S. 10 (Michael Hagner)