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February 18 - COMS 200 2:44:00 PM Last Class Heidigger Bruno Latours We Have Never Been Modern(1993 in English sociologist challenges

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COMS 200 – February 18, 2008 18/02/2008 14:44:00 Last Class: Heidigger Bruno Latour’s  We Have Never Been Modern  (1993 in English) – sociologist  challenges interpretations of and claims to modernity by uncovering its  questionable and at best uneven distribution. Heidegger is concerned here with uncovering the metaphysics of the period. The modern age is characterized by: o Its science, o Machine Technology o The move of fine art into aesthetics as (1) object for subjective  contemplations and as (2) expression of human life, o Human activity is considered culture o Loss of the gods – atheism Production of knowledge o o (history, anthropology) – contrast the two Modern science (research, exact measure, prediction) Vs. Medieval doctrina and scientia (erudition) Vs. Greek episteme (relational) Epistemology – history of knowledge?? Explanation – bringing the unknown into the known, while the unknown  (versus interpretation!) Human sciences (social sciences, historiography) etc. WEBCT Objectifying what is – through ‘setting before’ (vor’stellen) or representing for  the calculation human in search of certainty (certain knowledge of the being)
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February 18 - COMS 200 2:44:00 PM Last Class Heidigger Bruno Latours We Have Never Been Modern(1993 in English sociologist challenges

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