System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

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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" to compete with the essay and the treatise. Drawing on the history of system from Galileo's "message from the stars" and Newton's "system of ...

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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