Latour in azione

Alessandro Zampieri

Abstract


Abstract: In this article, Latour’s thought is analysed in a reflexive way from a philosophical perspective: the question is weather actor-network theory (mostly considered in his Latourian variation) has adequate traits to be a proper part of the ontology it designates; or if, on the contrary, it is a exception of itself. On the basis of the applicability of a reflexive analysis, Latour’s philosophical production is divided in two temporal phases, each one undergoing a specific focus. A further level of reflexivity is finally adopted to discuss article’s outcomes. The conclusion points out the need to imagine a “new” kind of “action”, required to push further the attempt to think reflexively about ANT.

Keywords: actor-network theory; Bruno Latour; ontology; semiotics; reflexivity.

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