Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern (1993) is one of my favorite books. Not only is Latour really witty. He also, in my opinion, gives a refreshing description of “the moderns” – the children of modernity. In the book he argues that the moderns separate the human from the non-human in two separate ontological spheres, nature and culture. He then shows that this separation is in fact not possible. If that is true, then he argues modernity is impossible and nobody has ever in turn been modern.

A must-read for anybody interested in questions pertaining to modernity.

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