Bruno Latour

French sociologist and philosopher

Bruno Latour (22 June 1947 – 9 October 2022) was a French philosopher. Known for his work in science and technology, Latour has taught at several universities, including École des Mines de Paris, Sciences Po and London School of Economics. Latour has also authored several books, including Laboratory Life (1979), Science in Action (1987) and We Have Never Been Modern (1991). In 2007, he was the tenth most-cited author in the field of social sciences.

Bruno Latour
Bruno Latour in 2017
Born(1947-06-22)22 June 1947
Died9 October 2022(2022-10-09) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Alma materORSTOM
Université de Tours (Ph.D.)
Notable workLaboratory Life (1979), Science in Action (1987), We Have Never Been Modern (1991), Politics of Nature (1999)
AwardsHolberg Prize (2013)
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsÉcole nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
Mines ParisTech
Sciences Po
London School of Economics
University of Amsterdam
Notable ideas
Actor–network theory

Biography change

Latour received a Ph.D. in theology from Université de Tours. He became interested in anthropology and went to Ivory Coast to do fieldwork for a paper on race and colonies.

In 1982, Latour started teaching at École des Mines de Paris. In 2005, he took the position of Spinoza Chair of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He finished teaching at École des Mines de Paris in 2006 to become a scientific director at Sciences Po. In 2017, he retired from most university activities.

Latour died from pancreatic cancer on 9 October 2022 in Paris, France at the age of 75.[1]

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  1. "Mort de Bruno Latour, le philosophe qui a déconstruit la science". Liberation. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.

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