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Authority, Liberty, and Automatic Machinery in Early Modern Europe (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

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Quizá nunca en la historia la sociedad ha quedado tan fascinada con una máquina como cuando, en los inicios de la Europa moderna, el reloj asumió el papel de imagen cultural relevante. Fue usada ampliamente en la literatura, la ciencia y la filosofía cartesiana. Las máquinas y la tecnología ocuparon un lugar de importancia, entre la práctica y el pensamiento abstracto. En ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published April 1st 1986)
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Another fantastic little history-of-science gem. This one is about the development of clocks in Germany and feedback devices in England; it demonstrates the inextricability of science from natural philosophy during the 17th through 19th centuries, and how therefore even such mechanical inventions as the pressure cooker or float-level regulator had political and moral implications.
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