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Uneasy relations reason in literature & science from Aristotle to Darwin & Blake

Jane Rupert 1943-


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  • Title:
    Uneasy relations reason in literature & science from Aristotle to Darwin & Blake
  • Author: Jane Rupert 1943-
  • Description: half title: Uneasy Relations: Reason in Literature and Science from Aristotle to Darwin and Blake; title page: Uneasy Relations Reason in Literature & Science from Aristotle to Darwin & Blake by Jane Rupert; copyright page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1 Prelude: Education and the Battle of Methods; 2 Aristotle's Poetics and the Nature of Literary Rationality; 3 The Genus and Species of Literary Rationality: John Henry Newman, Thomas Hobbes, and the Greek Church Fathers; 4 The Seventeenth Century: Imagination in Poetry, EmpiricalScience, and Educational Reform
    5 Reasoning and Knowing in Science and Poetry: Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin, and William BlakeConclusion; Bibliography; Index
    Since antiquity, perceptive thinkers in western culture have maintained that literature has its own rationality, a rationality as valid in its own domain as the reasoning of theoretical and empirical science. The dismissal of literature's rationality in our own scientific era has wreaked havoc in the philosophy of education, sowed discord in religion, and led poets like William Blake to warn of our diminished humanity. And yet, in spite of their uneasy relations, there is a mutuality between literature and science. The author, Jane Rupert, tries to draw out this mutuality and demonstrate the w
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Marquette University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (200 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-87462-772-9
  • Subjects: Reasoning; Literature and science; Literature -- Philosophy; Science -- Philosophy; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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