Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9789069844831 Published February 2008 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

The Mindful Hand

Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation

Edited by Lissa L. Roberts, Simon Schaffer, and Peter Dear

The Mindful Hand
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Edited by Lissa L. Roberts, Simon Schaffer, and Peter Dear

Distributed for Edita-the Publishing House of the Royal

468 pages | 40 halftones | 6-3/4 x 9-3/5
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9789069844831 Published February 2008 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Although manual labor and theoretical invention might now seem separate ventures, they are closely linked processes. The Mindful Hand explores innovative areas of European society between the late Renaissance and the period of early industrialization where the enterprise of knowledge and production relied on the most intimate connections of thought and toil. It explains how philosophers and laborers collaborated to pioneer technical change alongside knowledge formation. The essays gathered here help show how these projects were pursued together, yet why, in retrospect, the very categories of science and technology emerged as seemingly distinct endeavors.
 
 
 
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