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Book Forum––Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary by Todd Meyers


Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary is many things — a carefully curated selection of classic texts ranging from Immanuel Kant’s “An Answer to the Question: ‘What is Enlightenment?’” and Max Weber’s “Science as a Vocation,” to Georges Canguilhem’s “The Question of Normality in the History of Biological Thought” and Paul Rabinow’s “Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment”; a critical intervention aimed at the core of science studies; an exacting, plowing thesis on the anthropology of the contemporary; and a pedagogical resource crafted for those seeking paths through the briar of scientific method and biological thought (and their historical, social, and philosophical registers).  We hope you enjoy a provocative and engaging set of commentaries.


Mediated Experiences: 1-7
Bradley Dunseith + Sean Miller + Antoine Przybylak-Brouillard + Meg Stalcup
University of Ottawa

Canguilhem: the mutual purpose of ethics and science
Monica Greco
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Rabinowian Program
Ferhat Taylan
University of Liege

Forging Links, Surveying Rifts
Cameron Brinitzer
University of Pennsylvania


A Reply:

In the Folds of the Contemporary
Gaymon Bennett, Lyle Fearnley & Anthony Stavrianakis
Arizona State University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, CNRS


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