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By Kim Williams (auth.), Kim Williams (eds.)

<p>This selection of essays on relationships among technology, background of technological know-how, heritage of paintings and philosophy is a multi-faceted sequel to the 1st quantity, <i>Discovering the rules of Mechanics 1600-1800</i>, released in 2008. in the course of his profession, David Speiser was once before everything a theoretical physicist with first-hand wisdom of ways basic examine is performed, yet he used to be additionally a historian of technological know-how and editor of old writings in addition to a prepared observer of artistic endeavors and structure. In those essays he compares and contrasts inventive creations with medical discoveries, the paintings of the artist and that of the scientist, and strategy of research of the artwork historian to that of the historian of technology. what's printed is how the boundaries of person disciplines may be driven and infrequently thoroughly conquer because the results of enter from and interactions with different fields, and the way growth will even be very unlikely with no such interactions. The reflections elucidated right here refute the belief, so engrained in our pondering at the present time, of the ‘two cultures’, and underline the solidarity instead of the range inherent in inventive concept either medical and inventive. Contained listed below are ten papers, all newly edited with up to date references, 4 of that have been translated into English for the 1st time, and accomplished with an index of names. meant for the expert and non-specialist alike, those essays set ahead of us a ceremonial dinner of ideas.</p>

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