Session 6: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Yesterday we discussed Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The book relates to a number of the themes we have explicitly or implicitly been discussing the last couple of months. Let me give you three. Firstly, it contains an interesting discussion about the meaning of ‘quality’, an attempt to define it, and […]

Session 5: Nietzsche

Last session we discussed Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil. Reading Nietzsche can be extremely challenging and my experience with last session’s work is best explained by simply quoting R. Anderson, who discussed the topic of reading Nietzsche in his article on the SEP. When reading Nietzsche, Anderson (who paraphrases Nehamas) explains that our attention is fixated […]

Sessions 4: No-saying for humanity’s sake

Last week we met in Leiden to talk about Camus’s The Rebel, and in particular, part I and IV. We read the first part as an introduction to the main theme in the book, and supposedly, his work in general. Camus argued that those who say ‘no’ to a particular situation, simultaneously says ‘yes’ to something […]

Performances, activism, and beyond

Dear fellow Latourists, Last Saturday Latourism presented itself in the Amsterdam zoo. The performance we rehearsed last Wednesday went pretty good and we managed to get a little bit of the ideas we thought were important about Latour’s work across. To also give you an idea about the presentation we did, I included the glossary we gave […]