Episode 91

[teaser] Latour and the Problem of Science ft. Jacob Shell


October 28th, 2022

15 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

Geographer and author Jacob Shell joined me to talk about his obituary of the late Bruno Latour who rose to prominence critiquing science and then turned his back on his most influential works of critical theory in 2004. We discuss the postmodern turn, science as ideology, the problem of critical theory, epistemic authority, "trusting the science," and more!

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How Critical Theory Learned to Trust the Science by Jacob Shell, Compact
Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern by Bruno Latour

Check out Jacob's books:
Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility
Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants