Simon Schaffer (HPS, University of Cambridge) retelling the story of how an article on the Turk –the chess-playing automata– was published in the Berlinische Monatschrift right after Immanuel Kant’s text ‘An answer to the question: What is Enlightenment’.
Things: Early Modern Material Cultures Seminar
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
12:30 – 14:30
Berlinische Monatschrift 1784 , 2. Link to digital edition:
Link to Kant’s essay in English translation:
The Turk (Wikipedia):
Simon Schaffer, “Enlightened Automata.” In The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, edited by William Clark, Jan Golinski, and Simon Schaffer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999, 126–166.