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A Research Machine

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reconstructs the electromagnetic timing device Helmholtz had used in the first series of this experiments. Combining a mirror galvanometer, a telescope and a frame for nerve-muscle ... More


Semiotic Things

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on Bruno Latour’s notion of “circulating reference,” this chapter shows how the curves that Helmholtz recorded in the context of his time experiments were meant to be integrated into his ... More


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