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Response to Review of The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

I am grateful to Robert Priest for this generous, thoughtful response to my book. I particularly appreciate his attention to mechanical romanticism’s ambivalence: both the metaphysical oscillations that could be provoked by lifelike machines, and the ways in which objects, ideas, and practices that aimed at goals of greater freedom and equality before 1848 wereContinue reading “Response to Review of The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon”