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Voskuhl, Adelheid
Androids in the Enlightenment : mechanics, artisans, and cultures of the self / Adelheid Voskuhl
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, c2013
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 4th Floor  TJ211 .V675 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Robots -- History
Mechanical engineering -- History
Artisans -- Europe -- History
Enlightenment -- Europe
Physical Description xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-269) and index
Contents Introduction: androids, Enlightenment, and the human-machine boundary -- The harpsichord-playing android; or, clock-making in Switzerland -- The dulcimer-playing android; or, furniture-making in the Rhineland -- The design of the mechanics; or, sentiments replicated in clockwork -- Poetic engagement with piano-playing women automata -- The "Enlightenment automaton" in the modern industrial age

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