• Cleverness and Drive, or the Cybernetic Fantasy of Value: R.S. Hunt’s “Two Kinds of Work”

    Seb Franklin, Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, King's College London

    • 22 February, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • 470 Stephens Hall
  • In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities […]