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2007 | 1/2(103/4) | 144-156
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There's no such thing as society! Bruno Latour's 'our younger brothers', social studies on science and ethical involvement

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The present text discuses selected theses of Bruno Latour's book 'Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory', intended as a systematic introduction to the Actor-Network Theory (ANT). ANT is an extremely philosophically innovative concept, rooted in a tradition, more than thirty years old now, of so-called social studies on science which can be defined as a current within non-classical sociology of knowledge. ANT is presented as an alternative social metatheory, or, a specific methodology. The authoress rejects a hyposthasis of (the) Society, which has been preventing social sciences from an adequate recognition of several mechanisms, particularly those characteristic to a global risk society. The essay highlights that ANT is not yet another version of a social constructivism. For the co-author of this position, it is important that it be empirical as well, and that social sciences appreciate the role of objects, things, referred to as 'our younger brothers'.
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144-156
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  • E. Binczyk, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Podmurna 74, 87-100 Torun, Poland
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07PLAAAA02615374
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