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Epistemological Premise: The Promethean Protocol

  • Fabio Grigenti
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

In this chapter are discussed: (a) The basilar concept of promethean protocol as succession of steps – obtaining the raw material, softening, modelling, firing, refining and firing again – clearly form a sequence in which none of the single stages can change places without partly or wholly jeopardizing the quality of the end product; (b) a brief history of the different “gestural theories”; (c) the process of machine’s expansion during the industrial revolution. The new place of machine: after thousands of years in which the machine had occupied a modest place in man’s world, it suddenly came to the fore, becoming the leading character in the dominant practice of our times: the mechanistic mass production.

Keywords

Promethean protocol Work Hand Gesture Network Skill Machine industrial revolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Grigenti
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  1. 1.Università degli Studi di PadovaDipartimento di Filosofia Università degli Studi di PadovaPadovaItaly

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