Latour & Lépinay: The Science of Passionate Interests

A small and short book, but I like small and short books: Bruno Latour & Vincent Antonin Lépinay’s The Science of Passionate Interests. An Introduction to Gabriel Tarde’s Economic Anthropology, published in 2009. Very interesting and stimulating, though I am not 100% sure I have really understood Tarde’s revolutionary approach to economy, yet.

(Hey, what’s this, I am supposed to write this in Dutch!)

Een klein boekje, maar ik hou wel van kleine en korte boekjes: Bruno Latour & Vincent Antonin Lépinay’s The Science of Passionate Interests. An Introduction to Gabriel Tarde’s Economic Anthropology uit 2009. Las het gisteren, stimulerend & erg interessant al weet ik niet of ik Tarde’s benadering van economie nu werkelijk heb doorgrond. Zou het nog eens moeten lezen, maar daarvoor is geen tijd.

“Let us remember that, for Tarde, there is no infrastructure, no automatism, no harmony; there are no natural laws, no laws of development; everything rests on artifice and inventions facilitated, coordinated, simplified, gathered and assembled by the measuring instruments which feed the economic discipline and which spread out from the metrological chains. It is only throught the spreading of instruments that the social is rendered both quantifiable and predictable to itself, through a powerful process of reflexivity.” (p. 77/78)

Immanentie zonder enige transcendentie.

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