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By Daniel Black

ISBN-10: 1138267244

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ISBN-10: 1472415434

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Drawing on philosophical, neurological and cultural solutions to the query of what constitutes a physique, this publication explores the interplay among mechanistic ideals approximately human our bodies and the successive applied sciences that experience validated and illustrated those ideals. even as, it attracts upon more moderen views on expertise and embodied human inspiration for you to spotlight the restrictions and inadequacies of such ideals and recommend replacement views. In so doing, it presents a place from which broadly held assumptions approximately our dating with know-how may be understood and wondered, by means of either displaying how those presuppositions have emerged and constructed, and reading the level to which they're based upon our clutch of particular applied sciences. Illustrated with examples from the Renaissance and Enlightenment sessions, in addition to the commercial age and the new eras of informatics, gene technology and nanotechnology, Embodiment and Mechanisation highlights the ways that technological adjustments have resulted in shifts within the definition of computing device and physique, investigating their shared underlying trust that each one subject might be diminished to a standard substance. From clockwork and cadavers to engines and effort, this quantity finds our long-standing fascination with and enduring dedication to the concept that our bodies are machines and that machines are in a few feel our bodies. As such, it's going to entice students around the humanities and social sciences with pursuits within the sociology of technology and expertise, embodiment, cultural reports and the historical past of ideas.

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