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A Cautious Prometheus ? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design

@inproceedings{Latour2009ACP,
  title={A Cautious Prometheus ? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design},
  author={Bruno Latour},
  year={2009}
}
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