9780226411460-022641146X-Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

ISBN-13: 9780226411460
ISBN-10: 022641146X
Edition: 1
Author: Jones, Matthew L.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226411460
ISBN-10: 022641146X
Edition: 1
Author: Jones, Matthew L.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jones, Matthew L. wrote Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage comprising 336 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022641146X and 9780226411460. Since then Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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