By Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Arkady Plotnitsky
In a substantial introductory essay, the editors clarify the inspiration of "postclassical conception" and talk about the importance of rules akin to emergence and undecidability in present paintings in and on technology and arithmetic. different essays comprise a witty exam of the relatives between mathematical pondering, writing, and the applied sciences of digital truth; an essay that reconstructs the conceptual practices that resulted in an important mathematical discovery—or construction—in the nineteenth century; a dialogue of the consequences of Bohr’s complementarity precept for classical rules of truth; an exam of clinical laboratories as "hybrid" groups of people and nonhumans; an research of metaphors of keep an eye on, function, and necessity in modern biology; an exploration of fact and lies, and the play of phrases and numbers in Shakespeare, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Beckett; and a last bankruptcy on contemporary engagements, or nonengagements, among rationalist/realist philosophy of technological know-how and modern technological know-how studies.
Contributors. Malcolm Ashmore, Michel Callon, Owen Flanagan, John legislations, Susan Oyama, Andrew Pickering, Arkady Plotnitsky, Brian Rotman, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, John Vignaux Smyth, E. Roy Weintraub