The Importance of Bruno Latour for Philosophy

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Graham Harman


This article explores the importance of French thinker, Bruno Latour, for academic philosophy and addresses the question of why, when he has an enthusiastic following in a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology and the fine arts, he has been largely overlooked by academic philosophers.

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Graham Harman, American University in Cairo

Graham Harman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is the author of Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (2002), Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things (2005), and Heidegger Explained (forthcoming 2007), all published by Open Court in Chicago.