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The Resource Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history, Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history, Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Label
Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history
Title
Mechanism
Title remainder
a visual, lexical, and conceptual history
Statement of responsibility
Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The mechanical philosophy first emerged as a leading player on the intellectual scene in the early modern period--seeking to explain all natural phenomena through the physics of matter and motion--and the term mechanism was coined. Over time, natural phenomena came to be understood through machine analogies and explanations and the very word mechanism, a suggestive and ambiguous expression, took on a host of different meanings. Emphasizing the important role of key ancient and early modern protagonists, from Galen to Robert Boyle, this book offers a historical investigation of the term mechanism from the late Renaissance to the end of the seventeenth century, at a time when it was used rather frequently in complex debates about the nature of the notion of the soul. In this rich and detailed study, Domenico Bertoloni Melifocuses on strategies for discussing the notion of mechanism in historically sensitive ways; the relation between mechanism, visual representation, and anatomy; the usage and meaning of the term in early modern times; and Marcello Malpighi and the problems of fecundation and generation, among the most challenging topics to investigate from a mechanistic standpoint
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bertoloni Meli, Domenico
Dewey number
620.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BD553
  • QA802
LC item number
  • .M45 2019
  • .B47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanism (Philosophy)
  • 02.01 history of science and culture
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanism (Philosophy)
  • Biowissenschaften
  • Mechanismus
Label
Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history, Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing mechanisms -- Mechanism and visualization -- "The very word mechanism" -- Mechanisms as investigative projects -- Concluding reflections
Control code
1047664362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780822945475
Lccn
2019020119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047664362
Label
Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history, Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing mechanisms -- Mechanism and visualization -- "The very word mechanism" -- Mechanisms as investigative projects -- Concluding reflections
Control code
1047664362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780822945475
Lccn
2019020119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047664362

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