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Aramis, or the Love of Technology
by Bruno Latour
Harvard University Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-674-04323-7 | eISBN: 978-0-674-25806-8 | Cloth: 978-0-674-04322-0
Library of Congress Classification HE4769.P3L3813 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 388.40944361

Bruno Latour has written a unique and wonderful tale of a technological dream gone wrong. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis' trail--conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence--perspectives keep shifting: the truth is revealed as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of possibilities worthy of Rashomon. The reader is eventually led to see the project from the point of view of Aramis, and along the way gains insight into the relationship between human beings and their technological creations. This charming and profound book, part novel and part sociological study, is Latour at his thought-provoking best.

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