Cosmopolitics

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Definition

Cosmopolitics offers a human-centric approach in a system of actors and networks. It is the idea that one should always do science as if it mattered to the subjects of science. The concept is similar to the user-centric focus of user experience designers in the software industry. As in science, all software should be made to the needs of the end user. Cosmopolitics is a term created by Isabelle Stengers, a Chemist by training and functionally as a philosopher from Belgium. Bruno Latour and Donna Haraway support the views of cosmopolitics and Stengers' work.

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