In Memory of Dr. Bruno Latour, who Has Radically Re-examined “Modernity” by Developing a Philosophy

Dr. Bruno Latour, who received the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for “Radically Re-examining ‘Modernity’ by Developing a Philosophy that Focuses on Interactions Between Technoscience and Social Structure” passed away at the age of 75.

He revolutionized the conventional view of science by treating nature, humans, laboratory equipment, and other entities as equal actors, and describing technoscience as the hybrid network of these actors. His philosophy re-examines “modernity” based on the dualism of nature and society. He has a large influence across disciplines, with his multifaceted activities that include proposals regarding global environmental issues.

We sincerely pray for the peaceful repose of his soul.



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