2013 Holberg Prize Lecture: Professor Bruno Latour
Holberg 2013 Ceremony and Lecture
In this Holberg Award Ceremony and Lecture video, 2013 Holberg prize recipient Professor Bruno Latour speaks on his work in re-thinking “Science Studies” and how it has blazed new paths in ethnographic methodology and concepts for modern scientific collectivities. He argues that his work has succeeded in bringing down science from the exclusive and constraining domain of epistemology into new grounds of “laboratories, instruments, institutions” and “socio-technical networks”. This has permitted scientific cognition and space to truly cultivate and cherish the rare and difficult aim of obtaining objectivity and achievement of science. Therein, contends Professor Latour, only lies the true possibility of detecting the diversity of ways in identifying truths and the only hope for achieving objectivity that characterizes scientific contributions.
While we do not share the polemical and a speculative view of philosophy in Professor Latour’s work here at Integrating Horizons, we will try nonetheless to create a series that will explain those differences and also aim at providing a platform for philosophical reflections on the assumptions that underpin Professor Latour’s specific vision of a diversity of truth.