From here on out I will refer to Latour Litanies on this blog without quotation marks, as an established piece of terminology. But for those who may have missed the earlier discussions, Ian Bogost coined the term “Latour Litanies” for those lists of concrete entities that can pop up in various pieces of writing. They are useful in a number of different ways, but their primary value is to establish the autonomous force and personality of individual actors, rather than allowing them to be reduced to or swallowed up by some supposedly deeper principle. Hence, it should be no surprise that object-oriented philosophies (including my own) tend to gravitate toward the Latour Litany as a basic stylistic device. So for instance, in my books you will often find sentences like the one I’m about to make up on the fly: “On the windswept terrain of Whitehead’s cosmos, we find candles, priests, polar bears, sunflowers, and Viking longboats all placed on the same ontological footing, with no privilege granted to the humans in this armada of entities.