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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


Messages from the Big Toe

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/9780823261949.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes Helmholtz’s reaction to the difficulties he had encountered in communicating the results of his time experiments. On the one side, he started popularizing his findings in ... More


Conclusion

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/9780823261949.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the semiological and epistemological status of Helmholtz’s curve recordings. It argues that these curves did not provide precision measurements of time but instead illustrated ... More


Curves Regained

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/9780823261949.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the course of his time experiments, Helmholtz used the graphical method for illustrating the phenomenon of “lost time”. This chapter describes and investigates the curves that Helmholtz produced ... 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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