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Latour's Relativity Latour's Relativity <i>John Huth</i>

John Huth

in A House Built on Sand

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780195117257
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195117255.003.0012
 Latour's Relativity  Latour's Relativity  John Huth

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Bruno Latour’s article on Einstein attempts to show that even physics is “social through and through”. This essay criticizes his relativistic account of Einstein’s theory of relativity, showing that Latour misunderstood the role of the observer in that theory.

Keywords: Bruno Latour; Einstein; relativity; observer; relativism

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Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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