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  1. Wonder-Making and Philosophical Wonder in Hero of Alexandria.Karin Tybjerg - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (3):443-466.
    In his treatises Hero of Alexandria describes a range of devices for producing spectacles and generating wonder that have frequently been treated as marginal by historians of technology and science. In this paper I shall show that these devices and Hero’s emphasis on wonder-making are of central importance to the image that Hero presents of mechanics. Hero uses the concept of wonder to add an intellectual component to the utility of mechanics, to strengthen the epistemological claims of mechanics and to (...)
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