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- DescriptionIn the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass. The authors illuminate what it meant to be rational in the age of nuclear brinkmanship.
- Author BiographyPaul Erickson is assistant professor of history and science in society at Wesleyan University. Judy L. Klein is professor of economics at Mary Baldwin College. Lorraine Daston is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Rebecca Lemov is associate professor of the history of science at Harvard University. Thomas Sturm is a Ramon y Cajal Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Michael D. Gordin is professor of the history of science at Princeton University.
- Author(s)Judy L. Klein,Lorraine Daston,Michael D. Gordin,Paul Erickson,Rebecca Lemov,Thomas Sturm
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication03/12/2013
- GenreHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note19 halftones, 17 line drawings
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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