Rescuing the Gorgias from Latour

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KOCHAN, Jeff, 2006. Rescuing the Gorgias from Latour. In: Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 36(4), pp. 395-422. ISSN 0048-3931. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0048393106293377

@article{Kochan2006Rescu-17063, title={Rescuing the Gorgias from Latour}, year={2006}, doi={10.1177/0048393106293377}, number={4}, volume={36}, issn={0048-3931}, journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences}, pages={395--422}, author={Kochan, Jeff} }

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