College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

5. War of the Worlds: Humans against Earthbound

Professor Bruno Latour's fifth lecture, 'War of the Worlds: Humans against Earthbound'

Lecture abstract

In the absence of any Providence to settle matters of concern — and thus of nature, its barely disguised substitute — no peaceful resolution of Gaian conflicts can be expected. The recognition of a state of war and the designation of enmity is indispensable if a state of diplomacy is later to be reached. Under the pressure of so many apocalyptic injunctions, what is a Gaian political theology?

Lecture video