System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

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The role that "system" has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge, from Galileo and Newton to our own "computational universe." A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the fourteen engineered lines of a sonnet). In this book, Clifford Siskin shows that system is best understood as a genre -- a form that works physically in the world to mediate our efforts to understand it. Indeed, many Enlightenment authors published works they called ...

System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge 2017, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262534673

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System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge 2016, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262035316

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