What do phds do?
Résultat de l’enquête menée en 2010 sur les docteurs ayant soutenus en 2009 au LRI (~35/37 personnes):
- Maître de conférence : 5%
- Chercheur en France : 0%
- Chercheur à l’étranger : 5%
- CDI dans une entreprise privée : 45%
- ATER : 3%
- post-doc en France : 11%
- post-doc à l’étranger : 18%
- Sans emploi ou situation inconnue (non réponse à l’enquête) : 13%
The Enlightenment without the Critique: A Word on Michel Serres’ Philosophy by Bruno Latour
One aspect of Serres’ originality is never to offer us a discourse for or against the sciences taken as a whole - and of course not a discourse beyond or above or below them. He offers us a principle to sort and select them in their finest details. When the sciences add variety to the world, they are to be used. When they substrate variety they are to be rejected. He often compares the relation of the science to the rest of the world with the relation of plant geneticists to a primitive forest. Plant breeders extract a very few varieties and breed them into an endless number of pure lines, infinitely more productive but, one should add, infinitely more fragile. The philosopher, on the contrary, thrives on the varieties of the forest; to be sure he never cultivates highly productive breeds, or even reproducible results, but he prepares the ground and the selection of new more robust possibilities.