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The Resource Harmonies of Disorder : Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time, by Leone Montagnini, (electronic resource)

Harmonies of Disorder : Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time, by Leone Montagnini, (electronic resource)

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Harmonies of Disorder : Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time
Title
Harmonies of Disorder
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Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time
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by Leone Montagnini
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents the entire body of thought of Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), knowledge of which is essential if one wishes to understand and correctly interpret the age in which we live. The focus is in particular on the philosophical and sociological aspects of Wiener’s thought, but these aspects are carefully framed within the context of his scientific journey. Important biographical events, including some that were previously unknown, are also highlighted, but while the book has a biographical structure, it is not only a biography. The book is divided into four chronological sections, the first two of which explore Wiener’s development as a philosopher and logician and his brilliant interwar career as a mathematician, supported by his philosophical background. The third section considers his research during World War II, which drew upon his previous scientific work and reflections and led to the birth of cybernetics. Finally, the radical post-war shift in Wiener’s intellectual path is considered, examining how he came to abandon computer science projects and commenced ceaseless public reflections on the new sciences and technologies of information, their social effects, and the need for responsibility in science.--
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  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Computers
  • History
  • Mathematical logic
  • Physics
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Harmonies of Disorder : Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time, by Leone Montagnini, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- PART I 1894-1918 -- Chapter 1 – Roots -- Chapter 2 – Education -- Chapter 3 - A young Philosopher -- PART II 1919-1939 -- Chapter 4 - A Mathematician at work -- Chapter 5 - Reflections on Science and Technology -- PART III. 1940-1945 -- Chapter 6 - Military Research Projects -- PART IV - 1946-1964 -- Chapter 7 - After Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Chapter 8 - The book Cybernetics -- Ch. 9 - After Cybernetics -- Conclusions -- References -- Index of names -- Subject index
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978-3-319-50657-9
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1 online resource (XX, 307 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319506579
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10.1007/978-3-319-50657-9
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(OCoLC)1002025348
Label
Harmonies of Disorder : Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time, by Leone Montagnini, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50657-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- PART I 1894-1918 -- Chapter 1 – Roots -- Chapter 2 – Education -- Chapter 3 - A young Philosopher -- PART II 1919-1939 -- Chapter 4 - A Mathematician at work -- Chapter 5 - Reflections on Science and Technology -- PART III. 1940-1945 -- Chapter 6 - Military Research Projects -- PART IV - 1946-1964 -- Chapter 7 - After Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Chapter 8 - The book Cybernetics -- Ch. 9 - After Cybernetics -- Conclusions -- References -- Index of names -- Subject index
Control code
978-3-319-50657-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 307 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319506579
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-50657-9
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002025348

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