About the Author
Leone Montagnini has worked on the history and philosophy of science and technology for more than 20 years, during which time he has devoted much attention to cybernetics and the thought and work of Norbert Wiener. He holds a PhD in Computational and Computer Sciences, an MA in Philosophy, an MA in Sociology, and a degree in Nuclear Engineering. Dr. Montagnini has lectured across the world, including at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Universities of Vienna, Budapest, and Helsinki, and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He has published many journal articles and book chapters on his chosen topics.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- PART I 1894-1918.- Chapter 1 – Roots.- Chapter 2 – Education.- Chapter 3 - A young Philosopher.- PART II 1919-1939.- Chapter 4 - A Mathematician at work.- Chapter 5 - Reflections on Science and Technology.- PART III. 1940-1945.- Chapter 6 - Military Research Projects.- PART IV - 1946-1964.- Chapter 7 - After Hiroshima and Nagasaki.- Chapter 8 - The book Cybernetics.- Ch. 9 - After Cybernetics.- Conclusions.- References.- Index of names.- Subject index.