With no wish to flatter, I can nonetheless say that the articles to which I am responding seem to be of exceptional quality. All are lucidly written: in fact, I cannot recall reading an academic collection characterized by such uniformly fine prose. More than this, they are remarkably free of the postmodern theoretical baggage one still usually finds in interdisciplinary deployments of philosophy; this allows them to approach Latour’s own ideas in a fresh and open spirit. As best as I can tell—lacking any professional expertise in medieval studies—the scholarship also appears impeccable. But what is perhaps most startling is that they all seem to get Bruno Latour’s AIME project (An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and its related website) basically right, even as the philosophy world continues to ignore it. In the...

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