College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

3. The Puzzling Face of a Secular Gaia

Professor Bruno Latour's third lecture, 'The Puzzling Face of a Secular Gaia'

Lecture abstract

In spite of its reputation, Gaia is not half science and half religion. It offers a much more enigmatic set of features that redistribute agencies in all possible ways (as does this most enigmatic term "anthropocene"). Thus, it is far from clear what it means to "face Gaia". It might require us to envisage it very differently from the various divinities of the past (including those derived from nature).

Lecture video