The Resource Philosophies of technology : Francis Bacon and his contemporaries, edited by Claus Zittel [and others]

Philosophies of technology : Francis Bacon and his contemporaries, edited by Claus Zittel [and others]

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Philosophies of technology : Francis Bacon and his contemporaries
Title
Philosophies of technology
Title remainder
Francis Bacon and his contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claus Zittel [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science. The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic school philosophy, as well as magic in the form of a philosophy of practice is always associated with the work of Francis Bacon. All of these essays in this volume reflect the close interaction between technical models and knowledge production in natural philosophy, natural history and epistemology. It becomes clear that the technological developments of the Early Modern era cannot be adequately depicted in the form of a pure history of technology but rather only as part of a broader, cultural history of the sciences."--Publisher's description
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
601
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14
LC item number
.P48 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Intersections,
Series volume
v. 11
Label
Philosophies of technology : Francis Bacon and his contemporaries, edited by Claus Zittel [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Volume -- One -- Notes on the Editors of this Volume -- List of Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction (Claus Zittel) -- Part I -- Beginnings -- Chapter 1 -- "Industrious Observations, Grounded Conclusions, and Profi table Inventions and Discoveries; the Best State of That Province": Technology and Culture during Francis Bacon's Stay in France -- Chapter 2 -- Francis Bacon's Scientia Operativa, The Tradition of the Workshops, and The Secrets of Nature -- Chapter 3 -- Technical Knowledge and the Advancement of Learning: Some Questions about 'Perfectibility' and 'Invention' -- Chapter 4 -- The Weatherglass and its Observers in the Early Seventeenth Century -- Part II -- Bacon: Mechanics, Instruments and Utopias -- Chapter 5 -- The Role of Mechanics in Francis Bacon's Great Instauration -- Chapter 6 -- Bacon's Brotherhood and its Classical Sources: Producing and Communicating Knowledge in the Project of the Great Instauration -- Chapter 7 -- The Whale under the Microscope: Technology and Objectivity in Two Renaissance Utopias -- Volume -- 2 -- Part III -- Metaphoric Models -- Chapter 8 -- The Role of Metaphors in William Harvey's Thought -- Chapter 9 -- Legitimating the Machine: The Epistemological Foundation of Technological Metaphor in the Natural Philosophy of Ren233; Descartes -- Chapter 10 -- Descartes as Bricoleur -- Part IV -- Bacon's Legacy: The Impact for the Arts and Sciences -- Chapter 11 -- The Poet and the Philosopher: Francis Bacon and Georg Philipp Harsdrffer -- Chapter 12 -- Formal Causes and Mechanical Causes: The Analogy of the Musical Instrument in Late Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy -- Chapter 13 -- The Modern Wonder and its Enemies: Courtly Innovations in the Spanish Renaissance -- Chapter 14 -- The Gap between Theory and Practice: Hydrodynamical and Hydraulical Utopias in the 18th Century -- Chapter 15 -- Sentimental Hydraulics: Utopia and Technology in 18th-Century France -- Chapter 16 -- History Redoubled: The Synthesis of Facts in Linnaean Natural History -- Chapter 17 -- Rescue Attempts: Scientific Images and the Mysteries of Power in the Era of Louis XIV -- Index Nominum
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ocn607365479
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Extent
1 online resource (2 volumes (xxix, 577 pages))
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612602740
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b34285532
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)607365479
  • brill6612602740
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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