Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bruno Latour

The Compositionist Manifesto by Bruno Latour questions the centrality of "critique." He argues that the recent fetishization of the notion of critique creates a self-destructive situation, because it posits a true "beyond" which is always-already dismissed. He proposes the idea of composition, which requires that we move from "matters of fact" to "matters of concern," and the possibility of reassembling the social.


  1. a bit of an ironic topic to be blogging about don't you think?

  2. hows that? i am not up on my irony

  3. Perhaps ironic was not the right word. It is a very "meta" blog entry, In that you're analyzing a critique of the concept of analyzation and critique in general.