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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 217–232.
Published: 01 January 2012
... styles of thinking and acting modified reason, truth, and language. It began with a piece in 1982 called “Language, Truth, and Reason”: yes, decades is correct. A third thing I’m trying to do right now is what I started with as a lad: the philosophy of mathematics. I have never published much...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... provided a set of measurements derived from a tall, male body authorized by a mathematical theorem known as the golden ratio. According to the New York Times (1947) , the dimensions provided by the Modulor could be used for virtually any task that required the arrangement of objects in space. How tall...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 225–226.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Claudio Lomnitz Duke University Press 2007 Editor’s Letter Claudio Lomnitz Even the most casual news consumers are recurrently con- fronted with a perplexing mathematics and metaphysics of risk. In the United States, for instance...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Journal of the American Institute for Planners , titled simply “Requiem for Large-Scale Models.” Even so, vestiges of these efforts live on in unlikely places—until very recently, the computer game SimCity employed a mathematical model of “urban dynamics” directly based on a simulation project undertaken...
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Public Culture (1 May 2004) 16 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 May 2004
... mathematics and other philosophical essays . New York:Humanities. Silverstein, Michael. 1993 . Metapragmatic discourse and metapragmatic function. In Reflexive language: Reported speech and metapragmatics , edited by John Lucy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ———. 1996 . The secret life of...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 85–103.
Published: 01 January 2012
... master an increas- ingly specialized vocabulary, which in economics is mathematical, but you also have to put yourself inside the assumptions of that discipline, which in the law and in economics — just to use two examples — are not commonplace assumptions. When you think about realism, for...
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Public Culture (1 January 2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... mathematical and statistical nature of market transactions. In the citizen-state, the statistical enumeration of the popu- lation and the controlling of risk are subsumed within the first-person collective national identity. In the liberal state, the “We the people” of democratic institu- tions manage risks...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... he did was to take as an epistemological model what was happening with perspective. For him, the use of perspective in representation is a fundamental nucleus; it’s the proof that through mathematization you can reach a deeper and more efficacious knowledge of the visible world. Until then...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... death, modernity after Galilean science is, for Henry (2012 : xiii–xiv), “a clearly formulated intellectual decision whose content is perfectly intelligible. It is the decision to understand, in the light of geometric-mathematical knowledge, the universe as reduced henceforth to an objective set of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of “I think; therefore I am” is the absolute identitarian monism of “I am that I am.” That Descartes can prove by mathematical logic the existence of God or the immortality of the soul does not make him a materialist thinker. Indeed...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
... mathematics, which exercises the imagination chiefly in the consideration of shapes and movements, accustoms us to form very distinct notions of body; it is by relying exclusively on the activities and concerns of ordinary life, and by abstaining from metaphysical meditation and concentrating instead on...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 79–100.
Published: 01 January 2014
... went to work in a lab in Paris before going to college. Then I came to college and studied history of science at Harvard, where you could do quite a bit of science in parallel to history. I studied mathematical physics — and chose as my historical area European social and intellectual history. So I...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2001
... called “men at war.”19 Over and over, Kadare depicts war as language—that is, as a transparent accounting of death’s score, charting wins and losses without affect, or with the precision and dryness of mathematical...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 477–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
... accepted method in the sciences; probability could be dealt with using the precision instruments of mathematics ( Porter 1986 ). The perennial question of reductionism lurking behind the physicochemical approaches of physiology to the organism since its beginnings was simply sidestepped. A third way...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
... extract meaning). Social scientists and humanities scholars lined up to testify (a) that Anderson and his ilk had no clue what “science” really was or how it functioned and (b) that focusing on mathematical models and data would lead to what Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford (2013) calls “data...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2012
... people,” is about the interaction between classifications of people and peo­ ple themselves; another, which he calls “styles of scientific reasoning,” assesses how we think about nature and how we might learn to change the ways we think; and a third, a history of mathematics that, Hacking says, has...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 417–424.
Published: 01 May 1998
... representations of economic processes and defining how they should be measured and portrayed. A series of developments in statistical methods, the collection of data, and mathematical modeling made it possible to imagine what came to be called the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 109–129.
Published: 01 January 2012
... freedom . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Shannon C. E. 1948 . A mathematical theory of communication . Bell System Technical Journal 27 , July : 379 – 423 , October : 623 – 56 . Shlaes Amity . 2007 . The forgotten man: A new history of the Great Depression . New York...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
... ancient empire by analogy as part of the same family, the same genealogy of culture and political possibility (Smith 1993; Deleuze 1994). The gardens of Versailles used mathematical forms to convey equivalences across...
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Public Culture (1 September 2003) 15 (3): 477–494.
Published: 01 September 2003
... probable future changes in these realities. In the context of Eisen’s summary, “valuation” refers to the various mathematical ratios used to measure the relationship between stock price and corporate financial performance; however, these ratios...