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Bruno Latour and the secularization of science

Simons, Massimiliano (2019) Bruno Latour and the secularization of science. Perspectives on Science, 27 (6). pp. 925-954. ISSN 1063-6145

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Several sociologists of science have mobilized secularization metaphors to describe developments in the study of science. Similar to how secularization refers to a decreasing status of religion and God as a transcendent factor in society, the secularization of science refers to an abandonment of Science as something “sacred” and Nature as transcendent. This article aims to explore these secularization metaphors, by arguing for a parallel between how sociologists and philosophers of religion differ and how similar disagreements between sociologists of science and the work of Bruno Latour exist, whose work should rather be linked with that of other philosophers, such as Michel Serres and Isabelle Stengers.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Simons, MassimilianoMassimiliano.simons@gmail.com0000-0001-8751-9152
Keywords: Bruno Latour, secularisation, sociology of science
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Religion
Depositing User: Dr. Massimiliano Simons
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 13:48
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 13:48
Item ID: 19456
Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives on Science
Official URL: https://direct.mit.edu/posc/article/27/6/925/15442...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00330
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Religion
Date: 2019
Page Range: pp. 925-954
Volume: 27
Number: 6
ISSN: 1063-6145
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19456

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