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By Ofer Gal, Raz Chen-Morris

ISBN-10: 0226923991

ISBN-13: 9780226923994

In Baroque technological know-how, Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris current a substantially new point of view at the medical revolution of the 17th century. rather than celebrating the triumph of cause and rationality, they examine the paradoxes and anxieties that stemmed from the recent technological know-how and the highbrow compromises that formed it and enabled its magnificent success.

Gal and Chen-Morris express how the protagonists of the recent mathematical ordinary philosophy grasped on the very a ways and intensely small via entrusting commentary to the mediation of man-made tools, and the way they justified this mediation via naturalizing and denigrating the human senses. They convey how the physical-mathematical ordering of heavens and earth demanded vague and spurious mathematical systems, exchanging the divine harmonies of the overdue Renaissance with an assemblage of remoted, contingent legislation and approximated constants. ultimately, they express how the hot savants, pressured to contend that cause is hopelessly estranged from its surrounding international and that nature is irreducibly complicated, became to the passions to supply an alternate, naturalized origin for his or her epistemology and ethics.

Enforcing order within the face of threatening chaos, blurring the limits of the average and the unreal, and mobilizing the passions within the provider of goal wisdom, the hot technology, Gal and Chen-Morris show, is a Baroque phenomenon: deeply entrenched in and crucially formative of the tradition of its time.

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