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Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history

Author: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mechanical philosophy first emerged as a leading player on the intellectual scene in the early modern period--seeking to explain all natural phenomena through the physics of matter and motion--and the term mechanism was coined. Over time, natural phenomena came to be understood through machine analogies and explanations and the very word mechanism, a suggestive and ambiguous expression, took on a host of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bertoloni Meli, Domenico.
Mechanism.
Pittsburgh, Pa., University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1047664362
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
ISBN: 9780822986522 0822986523
OCLC Number: 1097665233
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Contents: Framing mechanisms --
Mechanism and visualization --
"The very word mechanism" --
Mechanisms as investigative projects.
Responsibility: Domenico Bertoloni Meli.

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Presents a lexical study of the usage of the term ""mechanism"" in seventeenth-century Britain, where it was used frequently in specific studies as well as in broader philosophical and theological  Read more...

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