Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Are We Really “Modern”?

The biggest sin a book can commit is to be boring. A wrong book that makes you think is still worth the journey. With this in mind, I read French philosopher Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern during a recent vacation (you know, for some light summer reading). I found the book fascinating, even if I’m not quite sure I agree with it.

In this book, Latour grapples with our very conception of modernity.

What does it mean to live in a modern society? How are we different from our ancestors and all the supposedly “pre-modern” people around the world today?

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