“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Discussing Bruno Latour’s Gaian Political Theology


5 responses to “Discussing Bruno Latour’s Gaian Political Theology”

  1. bonnittaroy Avatar

    Starting this Sunday (April 21) The Magellan Courses ( http://magellancourses.org/bruno-latour-gifford-lectures-2013/ ) is beginning an 8-week community on-line course on Latour’s Gifford Lectures. I am inviting both of you to be guest hosts on our weekly conference calls. You can access the conference call info here


    We will be meeting on Sundays, 8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern, 6 pm CET.
    Or join our conversation on our facebook group


  2. Glisten Avatar

    Just listened to the first lecture, I like that Latour is suggesting a table of comparative terminology, this is in alignment with an idea I had a few of years ago for a “comparative analogy” project, looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. I do hope you fellows will join our discussions with Bonnitta Roy 🙂

  3. olivingston Avatar

    Great discussion, with discernment. We are the eyes, ears, the organs of the earth.

  4. The Religion of Reason (with Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein) | Footnotes 2 Plato Avatar

    […] Contra P. and G., I think we really need to think again about the legacy of liberalism (and by proxy our looming neoliberal future, should we choose not to think otherwise). I think our civilization is faced with a crossroads: either continue to modernize, or avert planetary collapse by ecologizing (to borrow Bruno Latour’s way of phrasing it). One direction leads straight into extinction, for our species and for most of the other megafauna on earth. The other direction leads to what the Whiteheadian philosopher John Cobb is calling an ecological civilization (Cobb has a big conference coming up on this in June: http://www.ctr4process.org/whitehead2015). Thomas Berry called it the Ecozoic Era. Latour calls it a Gaian Religion (https://footnotes2plato.com/2013/03/12/discussing-bruno-latours-gaian-political-theology/). […]

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