Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
On the Partial Existence of Existing and Non-existing Objects
Dans
Biographies of scientific objects
Auteur(s)
LATOUR Bruno - (Auteur)
DASTON Lorraine - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Pages
247 - 269 p.
ISBN
0226136728
Résumé
EN
The paper tries to find an intermediary zone between metaphysics - especially that of Whitehead- and sociology or social history of science. It offers a sketchy but robust vocabulary to define the spatio-temporal envelop of phenomena, without having to take decisions on their existence or non-existence. The notion of network is then given a more precise metaphysics by pursuing how a phenomenon is then extended, through standardization and reformatting, into the classical status of existing or non-existing objetcs.

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