The Mirror of Information in Early Modern England: John Wilkins and the Universal Character

von James Dougal Fleming
Taschenbuch - 9783319820736
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Beschreibung

This book examines the seventeenth-century project for a "real" or "universal" character: a scientific and objective code. Focusing on the Essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language (1668) of the polymath John Wilkins, Fleming provides a detailed explanation of how a real character actually was supposed to work. He argues that the period movement should not be understood as a curious episode in the history of language, but as an illuminating avatar of information technology. A non-oral code, supposedly amounting to a script of things, the character was to support scientific discourse through a universal database, in alignment with cosmic truths. In all these ways, J.D. Fleming argues, the world of the character bears phenomenological comparison to the world of modern digital information-what has been called the infosphere.

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Verlag Springer International Publishing
Ersterscheinung Juni 2018
Maße 210 mm x 148 mm x 16 mm
Gewicht 399 Gramm
Format Taschenbuch
ISBN-13 9783319820736
Auflage Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Seiten 308

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