Science and Literature (Google eBook)

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Harry Raphael Garvin, James M. Heath
Bucknell University Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
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This issue explores the tensions between literature and the sciences, focusing on responses which see science as an alien ideology that threatens everything the arts hold dear, and on a more positive response that sees the sciences as providing new tools, viewpoints, and knowledge about the world.
  

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Contents

Models for the History of Science and of Literature
17
Epistemological Historicism and the Arts and Sciences
38
Scriblerian Satire and the Fate of Language
63
Thomas Pynchon and the Technologies of Interpretation
81
Beckett and the Heavenly Sciences
96
Madness and Its Method in The House of the Seven Gables
108
Style Science Technology and William Carlos Williams
132
The Poem as Object in Itself
159
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Page 19 - normal science' means research firmly based upon one or more past scientific achievements, achievements that some particular scientific community acknowledges for a time as supplying the foundation for its further practice.

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