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Synopsis: Friction is what keeps us from realizing our goals. It is what compromises all our plans, sometimes making them unrecognizable. It defies our wish for perfection and constantly surprises us with new elements of resistance. It constitutes the divide between dream and reality. But friction is also that which gets us moving, a necessary incentive to achieve progress. Nothing can start if it cannot push off something else. By blocking or delaying the easy solution friction makes for a richer, more varied world. If it stops schemes from being completely fulfilled, it also stops them from going totally awry. To the modernist project with its one-sided rationalist pretensions, friction is unambiguously bad. And so it is being disposed of at an increasing speed. This means less and less time to pause and rethink, while the vulnerability of societies is aggravated. In "The Necessity of Friction" twenty scholars tackle this topical and important concept. A number of scientific fields are engaged: physics, philosophy, economics, architecture, organizational theory, artificial intelligence, and others. Together these contributions form the first modern-day attempt at analyzing the intriguing yet elusive subject of friction.
About the Author: Nordal Åkerman is former professor of history and national security at Lund University.
Title: The Necessity of Friction : 19 Essays on a ...
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Incorporated
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Very Good+
Book Description Springer-Verlag, 1993. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92121211
Book Description New York: Springer, 1993, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo, laminated boards, viii, 336pp. VG: clean and solid binding, clean and unmarked text, clean endpapers, edges just a little dust-soiled. Seller Inventory # ATL01357
Book Description Springer-Verlag, 1993. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0387914706
Book Description Springer-Verlag, 1993. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0387914706-2-4