By Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Arkady Plotnitsky
In a substantive introductory essay, the editors clarify the idea of "postclassical concept" 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 kinfolk between mathematical considering, writing, and the applied sciences of digital fact; an essay that reconstructs the conceptual practices that ended in a vital mathematical discovery—or construction—in the nineteenth century; a dialogue of the results 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 watch over, objective, 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 technology and modern technology 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