The first volume of Isabelle Stengers’ Cosmopolitics is now available in translation. This is an exciting moment, especially since my own epistemology is more or less embodied in her work and Latour’s. You’ll have to read The Democracy of Objects to discover the difference between epistemological realism and ontological realism and why my advocacy of the latter lets me reject the former. Moreover, to get Latour’s epistemology you have to read something other than Irreductions, such as Science in Action and especially Pandora’s Hope. With any luck, her book on Whitehead will be available in the next year or so as well. It looks like the realist hordes are upon us! For a nice write up on Stengers’ philosophy of science check out Shaviro’s blog here.
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