A pdf of all six Gifford Lectures given by Bruno Latour is available here. (Many thanks to Bart Mijland for bringing this to my attention.)
Reblogged this on AGENT SWARM and commented:
The text of the Gifford lectures. A must read, despite Latour’s emphasis on “diplomacy”, and thus of the ideal of a compositional consensus. He emphasises our individuation as “Earthbound” in relation to the individuation of Gaia as a pluralist sublunary process rather than as some overarching entity, divinity or super-organism.
Thanks for the links to text and video embeds. I will happily add it to the mountain of things to read/listen to. I’m enjoying the distinction-transition from ‘matters of fact’ to ‘matters of concern’.
This disputational character of what could be considered factical has an appealing quasi-anarchic nature to it (no accident Latour namechecks Reclus). It’s as if there has been a generalisation of Foucault’s comments about power to the way we look even at the real itself: ‘My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper- and pessimistic – activism’.
Now, I’m off to do nothing for ten minutes.
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