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This index section contains a list of terms, concepts and cities that occur in the book on Transitions and borders between animals, humans, and machines, 1600-1800. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from A to z. The search for a new foundation of the order of things, that characterizes the period between Descartes and Kant, is closely related to three questions: What is an animal? What is a human? What is a machine? The various answers that have been given to the questions occur in a field of dynamic interactions between theories of knowledge and of matter, experiments, observations, moral, theological and scientific claims, analogies, metaphors, imitations, and specific objects or artifacts. The main objective of this book is to retrace these interactions within different disciplinary, methodological and conceptual perspectives that reach from soul-body debates to models of organic molecules, fibre bodies and self-regulating clocks.

Keywords: self-regulating clocks; soul-body debates



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