Written for the Rio de Janeiro meeting
The Thousand Names of Gaia
September 2014
Bruno Latour, Sciences Po
For discussion only. English kindly corrected by Michael Flower
“Since we are assembled for a sort of political, scientific and
anthropological ritual in order to review, utter, celebrate, list,
enlarge, narrow down, pin point, conjoin or compose the Thousand
Names of Gaia, as this conference is titled, I have decided to go
through as many names as I can in 45 minutes by considering once
again the writings of James Lovelock and of some of his many
critiques (I managed around 35 out of one thousand!).”