Political Thought on Sciences

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Political thought on sciences

In this paper I will elaborate on the new ideological perspective which underlies the 'Politics of Nature' as established by the French political scientist Bruno Latour.
In line with Latour I argue why the initial foundations of politics as presented in the work of Plato can no longer serve as the foundation of politics. Plato determined the matrix wherein the human being has to conceptualize scientific and political activities. The two important domains within society--nature and society--are since the ancient foundation philosophy of Western society presented as two totally separated worlds.
Latour enlightened not merely the explicit loyalties between the sciences and the social,
he also emphasized and analyzed the implicit loyalties between and within sciences and politics. Furthermore he elaborated on the explicit considerations-- starting from daily life experiences--of what 'Politics of Nature' could mean.
To enlighten the in-between of science and politics I would like to elaborate on the initial categorization of politics and science as represented by Plato. I continue with the discussion of the gap between humans and non-humans. I will explain the concepts of political and scientific discourse and the concepts of matter of fact versus matter of concern. In a final section I present the extended meaning of politics as the central concept of the Politics of Nature.

References
Latour, B. (2004). Politics of nature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Originele taal-2English
TitelProceedings of The 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP. 37th Annual Meeting, Ideologies and Ideological Conflict: The Political Psychology of Belief Systems. Rome, Italy, July 4-7, 2014
Pagina's108-108
Aantal pagina's1
StatusPublished - 2014
Evenement2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP. 37th Annual Meeting, Ideologies and Ideological Conflict: The Political Psychology of Belief Systems - Rome, Italy
Duur: 4 jul 20147 jul 2014

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of The 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP. 37th Annual Meeting, Ideologies and Ideological Conflict: The Political Psychology of Belief Systems. Rome, Italy, July 4-7, 2014

Conference

Conference2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP. 37th Annual Meeting, Ideologies and Ideological Conflict: The Political Psychology of Belief Systems
Land/RegioItaly
StadRome
Periode4/07/147/07/14

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