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dc.contributor.author Bińczyk, Ewa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T06:29:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T06:29:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-12
dc.identifier.citation Dialogi Polityczne, No. 15, pp. 8-17
dc.identifier.issn 1730-8003
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/DP.2013.001
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/3244
dc.description.abstract The article discusses posthumanist tendencies occurring in the so-called Science and Technology Studies (STS), concentrating mainly upon B. Latour’s Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Postconstructivist conceptions within STS emphasize the crucial role of material situatedness of technoscience that is dependent on non-humans in laboratory practice (allowing to extend and “delegate” cognitive capacities to the environment). What is more, ANT accepts the radical thesis of non-human agency. The text also analyses a larger posthumanist political trend present in STS and in other theories, rejecting the arrogance It emerges as an inevitable reaction towards the problem of possible ecological destabilization (modern systemic risk or axiological/political challenges created by the so-called “wet” technologies, such as biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmacology).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject Posthumanism
dc.subject Science and Technology Studies
dc.subject Actor-Network Theory
dc.subject postconstructivism
dc.subject non-human agency
dc.subject modern systemic risk
dc.subject political/ecological criticism of anthropocentrism
dc.title Posthumanist Tendencies in Science and Technology Studies
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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