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Skill, Technology, and Enlightenment : On Practical Philosophy : Aspects of Mathematics - Bo Goranzon

Skill, Technology, and Enlightenment : On Practical Philosophy

Aspects of Mathematics

By: Bo Goranzon (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9783540199205
Number Of Pages: 371

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Skill, Technology and Enlightenment: On practical Philosophy explores the problems of developing a perspective on technology and society, on the limits of enlightment, the relationship between cultural criticism and the epistemology of practical knowledge, tacit knowledge and a non-elitist conception of expertise, the role of the arts as a basis for reflection, and many other relevant topics. The 1993 international conference in Stockholm was - among other things - part of a process of building a curriculum for an international graduate programme in the area of culture, skill and technology, a process that has been under way since 1989.

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 3
The Practical Intellect and Master-Apprenticeshipp. 11
From Montaigne to Diderot: Pascal, Jansenism and the Dialectics of Inner Theaterp. 19
Imaginary Confessionsp. 37
Rameau's Nephew. Dialogue as Gesamtkunstwerk for Enlightenment (with constant reference to Plato)p. 57
Morals in the "Theatre of the World"p. 75
The Traditions of Dialogue and the Future of Philosophyp. 79
Commentsp. 83
We Must Safeguard the Freedoms of our Craftp. 89
Some Reflections on Diderot's Paradoxp. 93
The Actor as Paradigm?p. 99
Actors and Actingp. 109
Commentsp. 123
Beyond All Certaintyp. 129
Thoughts on Acting and the Play Beyond All Certainty: Great Escape Theatre Companyp. 147
The Legacy of Turing - On the Limits of the Calculablep. 167
"Nothing is Hidden"p. 183
Turing and Wittgenstein - Two Perceptions of Realityp. 187
Carved in Stone or Carried by the Wind?p. 193
Experiment, Science, Literaturep. 197
Scientific "Fact-Fictions"p. 203
Commentsp. 209
Some Enigma Variations: A Selection of Dialogues Prompted by Turing's Workp. 219
The Two Cultures in Engineeringp. 249
A Confrontation between Different Traditions of Knowledge. An Example from Working Lifep. 261
Engineering, Culture and Competencep. 265
Engineering Training with a Human Face: The I-Program at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholmp. 273
The Systems Analysis Skillp. 279
Commentsp. 297
Diderot, Implicit Knowledge and Architecture: The Experience of Analogyp. 303
On Mathematics at the Time of the Enlightenment, and Related Topicsp. 311
Interdisciplinary Scopep. 327
Mathematics, Professional Knowledge and Technology: The Role of Mathematics in Societyp. 331
Commentsp. 341
Diderot and Dialogue: Reflections on the Stockholm Conferencep. 345
Themes and Possibilitiesp. 351
Name Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9783540199205
ISBN-10: 3540199209
Series: Aspects of Mathematics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 371
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.59

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