Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

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Convener: Laurence Whitehead

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences. These encompass seminal works in the fields of philosophy and social theory, historical and political sociology, studies of science and technology, and Luso-Brazilian studies, among others.


The book will be briefly introduced by the editors, José Esteban Castro (CONICET, Argentina – Newcastle University, Emeritus), Bridget Fowler (University of Glasgow) and Luis Gomes (University of Glasgow). Martins’ widow, Margaret, and several co-authors, colleagues, and relatives of Martins will participate: Stephen Mennell (University College Dublin), William Outhwaite (Newcastle University, Emeritus), Charles Turner (University of Warwick), Richard Kilminster (University of Leeds), Peter Ells (Oxford), among others. A complete description of the book and the authors, including four book reviews, is available at:

The meeting will consist in a round table featuring the speakers, and allowing time for questions and comments from the audience.