Download Anxious Anatomy. The Conception of the Human Form in by Stefani Engelstein PDF

By Stefani Engelstein

In nervous Anatomy, Stefani Engelstein reconstructs the past due eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century human physique to provide startling new readings of significant works via Goethe, Blake, Heinrich von Kleist, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Engelstein hyperlinks learn on replica either to the power of organisms comparable to hydra, snails, and newts to interchange severed heads and gouged out eyes, and in addition to technical advances in battlefield amputation and synthetic limbs. Readings of German and British literature, along normal historical past, surgical procedure, aesthetics, and artwork, light up the significance of investigations into the physique for rising theories of human subjectivity, gender, volition, moral habit, and political association. Engelstein additionally demonstrates how makes an attempt to give an explanation for the structural features of the physique constructed into organic justifications for ideologies of race, gender, and social hierarchies.

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Download Missions for Science: U.S. Technology and Medicine in by David McBride PDF

By David McBride

Missions for Science strains the improvement and move of expertise in 4 Atlantic areas with populations of predominantly African ancestry: the southern usa, the Panama Canal quarter, Haiti, and Liberia. David McBride explores how the pursuit of the clinical excellent, and the technical and clinical outgrowths of this pursuit, have formed African diaspora populations in those parts, asking:

--What particular applied sciences and scientific assets have been transferred by means of U.S. associations to black populations facilities and why?

--How did the professed goals of U.S. technical initiatives, public future health, and armed forces actions vary from their real results and consequences?

--Did the U.S. technical move volume to a kind of political hegemony?

--What classes will we examine from the historical past of know-how and drugs in those key geographic regions?

Missions for technology is the 1st booklet to provide an explanation for how sleek commercial and medical advances formed black Atlantic inhabitants facilities. McBride is the 1st to supply a old research of the way transferring environmental components and disease-control relief from the us affected the collective improvement of those populations. He additionally discusses how self sufficient black Atlantic republics with shut old hyperlinks to the USA independently anticipated and tried to exploit technology and expertise to construct their nations.

 

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Download The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage by James Bowen PDF

By James Bowen

One of many world's ordinary wonders, the nice Barrier Reef stretches greater than 2000 kilometers in a maze of coral reefs alongside Australia's northeastern beach. previously, no biographer has introduced the interesting tale at the back of its mystique into public view. This publication presents a complete cultural and ecological heritage of eu impression at the reef, from early voyages of discovery to the newest advancements in reef technological know-how and administration.

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Download Constantin Carathéodory: Mathematics and Politics in by Maria Georgiadou PDF

By Maria Georgiadou

Constantin Carathéodory - arithmetic and Politics in Turbulent Times is the biography of a mathematician, born in Berlin in 1873, who grew to become recognized in the course of his lifestyles time, yet has hitherto been neglected by way of historians for part a century on account that his dying in 1950, in Munich.

In a thought-provoking technique, Maria Georgiadou devotes to Constantin Carathéodory the entire realization this kind of character merits. With breathtaking aspect and the suitable scrutiny she elucidates his oeuvre, lifestyles and turbulent political and historic atmosphere. A descendant of the the Greek élite of Constantinople, Carathéodory graduated from the army tuition of Brussels, turned engineer on the Assiout dam in Egypt and at last committed a lifetime of attempt to arithmetic and schooling. He studied and launched into a world educational profession, haunted by way of wars, catastrophes and private tragedies. over the past years of his lifestyles, he stayed in Munich regardless of global warfare II, an ambiguous determination upon which the writer sheds extraordinary mild.

Carathéodory's most important mathematical contributions have been to the calculus of adaptations, the speculation of aspect set degree and the idea of services of a true variable, pde's, additionally to advanced functionality theory.

The interdisciplinary nature of the textual content permits easy accessibility for either students and readers with a normal curiosity in arithmetic, politics and historical past. The thoroughness of the author’s examine and reviews is bound to go away everybody inspired and extra knowledgeable.

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Download Memory Practices in the Sciences by Geoffrey C. Bowker PDF

By Geoffrey C. Bowker

Winner, 2007 Ludwig Fleck Prize given through the Society for Social reports of technology (4S). and offered "Best details technology publication 2006" via the yank Society for info technological know-how and expertise (ASIS&T).
The approach we checklist wisdom, and the internet of technical, formal, and social practices that surrounds it, necessarily impacts the data that we checklist. The methods we carry wisdom concerning the past—in handwritten manuscripts, in revealed books, in dossier folders, in databases—shape the type of tales we inform approximately that previous. during this energetic and erudite examine the relation of our details infrastructures to our info, Geoffrey Bowker examines how, over the last 200 years, info expertise has converged with the character and creation of clinical wisdom. His tale weaves a direction among the social and political paintings of constructing an specific, indexical reminiscence for science—the making of infrastructures—and the diversity of how we regularly reconfigure, lose, and regain the past.

At a time whilst reminiscence is so reasonable and its recording is so protean, Bowker reminds us of the centrality of what and the way we elect to fail to remember. In Memory Practices within the Sciences he appears at 3 "memory epochs" of the 19th, 20th, and twenty-first centuries and their specific reconstructions and reconfigurations of clinical wisdom. The 19th century's imperative technological know-how, geology, mapped either the social and the wildlife right into a unmarried time package deal (despite obvious discontinuities), as, differently, did mid-twentieth-century cybernetics. either, Bowker argues, packaged time in methods listed via their info applied sciences to allow site visitors among the social and typical worlds. cutting-edge sciences of biodiversity, in the meantime, "database the realm" in a manner that excludes yes areas, entities, and instances. We use the instruments of the current to examine the previous, says Bowker; we undertaking onto nature our modes of organizing our personal affairs.

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Download Kant and the Exact Sciences by Michael Friedman PDF

By Michael Friedman

Kant sought all through his lifestyles to supply a philosophy sufficient to the sciences of his time--especially Euclidean geometry and Newtonian physics. during this new e-book, Michael Friedman argues that Kant's carrying on with efforts to discover a metaphysics that may supply a beginning for the sciences is of the maximum value in figuring out the advance of his philosophical idea from its earliest beginnings within the thesis of 1747, throughout the Critique of natural Reason, to his final unpublished writings within the Opus postumum.

Previous commentators on Kant have ordinarily minimized those efforts as the sciences in query have seeing that been superseded. Friedman argues that, to the contrary, Kant's philosophy is formed via terribly deep perception into the principles of the precise sciences as he came upon them, and that this represents one of many maximum strengths of his philosophy. Friedman examines Kant's engagement with geometry, mathematics and algebra, the principles of mechanics, and the legislations of gravitation partially One. He then devotes half to the Opus postumum, exhibiting how Kant's have to come to phrases with advancements within the physics of warmth and in chemistry shaped a first-rate cause for his projected Transition from the Metaphysical Foundations of common technology to Physics.

Kant and the precise Sciences is a e-book of excessive scholarly success, argued with amazing strength. It represents a very good develop in our figuring out of Kant's philosophy of science.

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Download A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity - The by Edmund T. Whittaker PDF

By Edmund T. Whittaker

Very good therapy of Electrodynamics and Relativity concept from a good old standpoint. Whittaker's perspectives are suppressed simply because he used to be courageous sufficient to inform the reality in regards to the real contributions of Einstein to the Relativity conception (properly attributed to Poincaré and Lorentz).

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Download Begriffsgeschichte der Naturwissenschaften: Zur historischen by Müller, Ernst PDF

By Müller, Ernst

The expanding cultural value of the normal sciences provides conceptual heritage with the duty of reorganising its different types and techniques. the best problem this is the merging of conceptual historical past and the background of technology and the combination of the typical sciences within the venture of an interdisciplinary cultural heritage. the current quantity is the 1st to take on this desideratum in a scientific demeanour. The contributions through popular representatives of the main disparate disciplines undergo witness either to the variety of the hot views and to the problems of such an venture.

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Download Philosophy of Olfactory Perception by Andreas Keller PDF

By Andreas Keller

This publication reconsiders the key present themes within the philosophy of conception utilizing olfaction because the paradigm feel. the writer unearths what percentage of the main uncomplicated suggestions of philosophy of notion are in keeping with peculiarities of visible belief now not present in different modalities, and addresses how assorted the philosophy of conception will be if in response to olfaction. The publication addresses numerous features of olfaction, together with perceptual characteristics, percepts, olfaction and cognitive procedures, and consciousness.

The first a part of the publication considers notion with recognize to its skill to lead behaviors and to make info on hand to cognitive strategies. the writer maintains through addressing the diversities among unsleeping and non-conscious olfactory notion, and provides an issue for a big function of awareness in awake approaches. The publication concludes through discussing the functionality of wide awake mind approaches and their hyperlink to guiding behaviors in advanced situations.

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