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Do Scientific Objects Have a History? Pasteur and Whitehead in a Bath of Lactic Acid

Abstract : The philosophical problem of an history of objects, and not only of the history of the « discovery” of an object is tackled in this theoretical article that uses an empirical example -an article by Pasteur- and Whithead’s philosophy. It explores on which conditions, according to Whithead, it would be possible to overcome the limits of « social” explanations of realism without falling back on the realism of the past.
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Bruno Latour. Do Scientific Objects Have a History? Pasteur and Whitehead in a Bath of Lactic Acid. Common Knowledge, 1996, 5 (1), pp.76 - 91. ⟨hal-02057228⟩

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