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The Resource Reckoning with matter : calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage, Matthew L. Jones, (electronic resource)

Reckoning with matter : calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage, Matthew L. Jones, (electronic resource)

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Reckoning with matter : calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage
Title
Reckoning with matter
Title remainder
calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage
Statement of responsibility
Matthew L. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
From Blaise Pascal in the 1600s to Charles Babbage in the first half of the nineteenth century, inventors struggled to create the first calculating machines. All failed—but that does not mean we cannot learn from the trail of ideas, correspondence, machines, and arguments they left behind. In Reckoning with Matter, Matthew L. Jones draws on the remarkably extensive and well-preserved records of the quest to explore the concrete processes involved in imagining, elaborating, testing, and building calculating machines. He explores the writings of philosophers, engineers, and craftspeople, showing how they thought about technical novelty, their distinctive areas of expertise, and ways they could coordinate their efforts. In doing so, Jones argues that the conceptions of creativity and making they exhibited are often more incisive—and more honest—than those that dominate our current legal, political, and aesthetic culture.--
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1972-
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Jones, Matthew L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University Press Scholarship eBooks
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  • Calculators
  • Computers
  • Technology
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Reckoning with matter : calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage, Matthew L. Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://chicago-universitypressscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.001.0001/upso-9780226411460
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ybp13012882
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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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
Isbn
9780226411460
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963935713
Label
Reckoning with matter : calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage, Matthew L. Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://chicago-universitypressscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.001.0001/upso-9780226411460
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp13012882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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
9780226411460
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963935713

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