You cannot be Serres-ist?! Baal and the Challenger explosion

Okay, I will admit to being prejudiced.  Or rather, having encountered a certain group and then unfairly tarred’em all with the same brush.
And that group is….  late 20th century French “philosophers”.  I read a bit of Fucko, couldn’t get into Derrida, liked bits of Virilio… a bit of Auge, but decided to leave Badiou, Ranciere, Serres and that crowd alone because I was sick of the word-spinning.  Obvs am reading Latour and Callon, and understanding v. little…

I was told by a smart friend the other day to give Ranciere a go. Meanwhile, just stumbled on this.  I have an ongoing fascination with the ways the Challenger disaster can be thought with, and the book “Statues” is now available in translation. Soooo… (after the thesis)

 

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From Serres and Latour, Conversations on Science, Culture and Time

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