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The Resource The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character, by James Dougal Fleming, (electronic resource)

The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character, by James Dougal Fleming, (electronic resource)

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The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character
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The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England
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John Wilkins and the Universal Character
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by James Dougal Fleming
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the seventeenth-century project for a "real" or "universal" character: a scientific and objective code. Focusing on the Essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language (1668) of the polymath John Wilkins, Fleming provides a detailed explanation of how a real character actually was supposed to work. He argues that the period movement should not be understood as a curious episode in the history of language, but as an illuminating avatar of information technology. A non-oral code, supposedly amounting to a script of things, the character was to support scientific discourse through a universal database, in alignment with cosmic truths. In all these ways, J.D. Fleming argues, the world of the character bears phenomenological comparison to the world of modern digital information—what has been called the infosphere.--
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  • History
  • Social history
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy
  • Language and languages
  • Historical linguistics
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The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character, by James Dougal Fleming, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Mercurial messages: What is information? -- Unreal characters: Orality and technology in seventeenth-century England -- Through a glass, literally: From shorthand to Wilkins’s Essay -- The next big thing: How the real character works -- The Circularity: Or, how to end the world.
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978-3-319-40301-4
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1 online resource (XI, 292 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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9783319403014
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10.1007/978-3-319-40301-4
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(OCoLC)962017914
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The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England : John Wilkins and the Universal Character, by James Dougal Fleming, (electronic resource)
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Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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 -- Mercurial messages: What is information? -- Unreal characters: Orality and technology in seventeenth-century England -- Through a glass, literally: From shorthand to Wilkins’s Essay -- The next big thing: How the real character works -- The Circularity: Or, how to end the world.
Control code
978-3-319-40301-4
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 292 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
9783319403014
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-40301-4
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962017914

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