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Nature/Culture/Seawater: Theory Machines, Anthropology, Oceanization

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the nature/culture binary imposes particular qualities on water, which water is then sometimes imagined to overflow. In asking after water this way, the chapter retools the ... More


Toward a Narratology of Scientific Framework Transitions

Menachem Fisch

in Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514482
eISBN:
9780226514659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514659.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Turning finally to science proper, the chapter sets itself the dual task (a) of discerning how science encounters external normative criticism, and (b) of explaining how its ambivalating effect can ... More


ENIAC Goes to Monte Carlo

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Traces the series of Monte Carlo simulations run on ENIAC from their genesis in January 1947 exchanges between John von Neumann, Robert Richtmyer, and Stanislaw Ulam through the completion of ... More


The Science of Agape

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the second European Renaissance: the reintroduction of Greek sexual philosophy into European cultural life. The pivot of this second Renaissance was the reintroduction of the ... More


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