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" The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. A new method entered into life. In order to understand our epoch, we can neglect all the details of change, such as railways, telegraphs, radios, spinning machines,... "
The Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project - Page 51
by Marion Canedo - 1990 - 68 pages
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The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

Marshall McLuhan - Social Science - 1962 - 293 pages
...(p. 141) the great discovery of the nineteenth century was the discovery of the method of discovery: The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. A new method entered into life. In order to understand our epoch, we can neglect all the details of...
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 40 - Supplement 5 ...

Allen Kent - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1986 - 416 pages
...transferring data into memory or other storage media. Solve Problems Through the Use of Technology The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. AN Whitehead Neither information nor access to it solves problems. Increasingly, the volume of information...
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Science and the Arts: A Study in Relationships from 1600-1900

Jacob Opper - Art - 1973 - 226 pages
...physical sciences of the century. It is this predicament which warrants AN Whitehead's statement that "the greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention," understanding thereby the technological, and hence phenomenal byproducts of pure, abstract science....
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Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and Culture in Western Thought from ...

Clarence J. Glacken - History - 1976 - 763 pages
...ancestors achieved in ten or a hundred years." 7 In lines which suggest Whitehead's famous statement that the "greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention," Leibniz writes, "The 'organum organorum,' the 'vraye logique' or 'ars inveniendf seems now at last...
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A Survey of Agricultural Economics Literature: Traditional Fields of ...

Lee R. Martin - Business & Economics - 1981 - 667 pages
...divide them. He saw the institutionalization of scientific method as the source of progress: "The great invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention." The wisdom of deleting considerations of nonmarket institutions from the mainstream of neoclassical...
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: e. systemat. Übers. d ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...the century was the period in which this new attitude to change was first established and enjoyed... The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. A new method entered into life. In order to understand our epoch, we can neglect all the details of...
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Technological Transition in Cartography

Mark S. Monmonier - Science - 1985 - 282 pages
...industrial research laboratory. He aptly quotes philosopher Alfred North Whitehead's observation that "the greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of inventions." Government and university research programs also marshaled the personnel, information...
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Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time: Bohm, Prigogine, and Process ...

David Ray Griffin - Science - 1986 - 322 pages
...construction. In Science and the Modern World (henceforth SMW), he referred to it as the method of invention: The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. A new method entered into life.. . . We must concentrate on the method in itself; that is the real...
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The Role of Demand and Supply in the Generation and Diffusion of Technical ...

Colin G. Thirtle, Vernon W. Ruttan - Business & Economics - 1987 - 173 pages
...determine the rate and direction of technical change. 4 Alfred North Whitebead has argued that "the great invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention" [562, p. 96]. There are both supply-side and demand-side variants of the mechanistic process perspective....
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Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century

Robert Louis Benson, Giles Constable, Carol Dana Lanham, Charles Homer Haskins - Social Science - 1991 - 781 pages
...(p. 141 ) the great discovery of the nineteenth century was the discovery of the method of discovery: The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. A new method entered into life. In order to understand our epoch, we can neglect all the details of...
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