Bruno Latour

The French philosopher and anthropologist Bruno Latour was awarded the Holberg Prize in 2013 for “challenging the most fundamental categories, such as the distinction between modern and premodern, nature and society, human and nonhuman.” He is the author of We Have Never Been Modern, among many other books, and a coauthor of Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. The New York Times Magazine noted in 2018 that “the great paradox of Latour’s life—one that is not lost on him—is that he has achieved a kind of great-man status even as so much of his work has sought to show that intellectual labor is anything but a solo endeavor.”

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