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Benjamin's -abilities

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PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674046061

Publication Date: 04/10/2010

Academic Trade

376 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

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Samuel Weber is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University.

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
  • An Artforum Best Book of 2008
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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene