Mr Micawber anticipates Feist: transformations of mental labour.

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This paper traces transformations of mental labour and its distribution between human and machine from Mr Micawber's parody of arithmetical calculation (result happiness) in the mid-19th century to the late 20th century judgment of the Supreme Court of United States in Feist v. Rural (1991), concerned with copyright in databases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical humanist perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationThe integrational turn in philosophy of language and communication
EditorsAdrian Pable
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315621760
ISBN (Print)9781138656710
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory


  • Copyright
  • Mental labour
  • Information technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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