For attending students the program is composed of all the numbered files on the moodle page and texts that will be indicated during the classroom lessons.
For non-attending students the program consists of:
1) All the numbered files (essays and slides) downloadable in the first and second part of the course moodle page;
2) The following three books (it is advisable to study them in the order indicated):
a) B. Latour, Cogitamus. Sei lettere sull'umanesimo scientifico, il Mulino
b) B. Latour, La scienza in azione. Introduzione alla sociologia della scienza, edizioni di Comunità-Einaudi
c) B. Latour, Non siamo mai stati moderni, Eleuthera
3) Two readings chosen from those indicated in the "Letture" section of the course moodle page;
The address of the moodle page of the course is: https://e-l.unifi.it
Learning Actor-Networks concepts, and
developing work skills on theoretical texts.
Interactive teaching and workshops
Type of Assessment
presentation of texts / topics with power point in the classroom; participation in the debates in the classroom; final oral exam
The course will cover the Actor Network Theory paradigm of the sociology of technical objects and the implications of this approach to the theory of modernity.