Pasteur on lactic acid yeast- a partial semiotic analysis
In Configurations Vol.1 n°1, pp.127-142, 1993 [heavily reedited in book form in (VII)]
A semiotic study of one article by Pasteur in order to elicit from the text the many philosophies and sociologies of science mobilized in the narration. Semiotics is used to show how non-humans can be analyzed in details and how the text as event can then be connected to historical explanations.
A more complete analysis in a draft form, is accessible here.
An inventory of semiotic agents present in Louis Pasteur’s famous Memoir on Lactic Acid with special considerations to Simon Schaffer’s criticisms leveled against the ‘hylozoism’ of Latour