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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Bruce Clarke Inscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication. Ed. Timothy Lenoir. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. xv, 457 p. University of Oregon 2000 BOOK REVIEWS/87...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... Gunn, James. “The Man Who Invented Tomorrow.” electronic edition. http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~sfcenter/tomorrow.htm Guthke, Karl S. “Are We Alone? The Idea of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence in Literature and Philosophy from the Scientific Revolution to Modern Science Fiction.” Karl S. Guthke...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
... conception of community that contrasts with and occasionally contests the nationalist histories promulgated by modern European nations. As a scientific and literary project, Bākīkhānūf’s cosmological cosmopolitanism shows how epistemic openness advances cultural inclusivity, in part by recognizing the...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 142–160.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Sean Ireton In his bestselling novel from 2005, Die Vermessung der Welt ( Measuring the World ), Daniel Kehlmann brings together the explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss in an effort to show that the scientific progress preached by the Enlightenment is a double...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... intertextual threads connecting these three works that suggest that they might profitably be read as an evolving discussion regarding the opposition of culture and nature, the limits of the scientific perspective, the workings of power, and the viability of utopian visions. All three novels critique the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... opportunity to develop literary research in company with our developing scientific understanding of human motives, emotions, identity, social interactions, and forms of cognition. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Works Cited Abrams Meyer H. Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa A. Barca This essay explores how the poets Emily Dickinson (American, 1830–1886), Giovanni Pascoli (Italian, 1855–1912), and Rainer Maria Rilke (Bohemian-Austrian, 1875–1926) each use celestial imagery, such as the sun and stars, to represent the modern mystery ushered in by scientific...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., arche-writing, the trace). At stake is the notion of “whole organization” that informs all systems thinking from Ludwig von Bertalanffy forward, a schema of contemporary techno-scientific thinking typically evaded by postmodern discourses, which offer instead tropes of “schizo-fracture” or “liquid...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna A. Berman This essay explores the intellectual ties between Lev Tolstoy and the Nobel Prize winning pathologist Ilya Mechnikov. In Tolstoy's essays, letters, and diary entries he was notoriously critical of contemporary scientific study and its lack of a moral component. Beginning in the late...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Duncan M. Yoon Abstract The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) presence in Africa has fundamentally changed globalization patterns. Most scholarship interrogates whether the Chinese presence is either a “new colonialism” or a “win-win” for development by focusing on economic or social scientific...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jessica Dubow; Richard Steadman-Jones This essay takes a particular image in W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz and traces the hidden web of literary, theoretical, scientific, and philosophical allusion that informs it. At a crucial point in the narrative, when the protagonist is on the verge of...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 January 2000
... BOOK REVIEWS INSCRIBING SCIENCE: SCIENTIFIC TEXTS AND THE MATERIALITY OF COMMUNICATION. Ed. Timothy Lenoir. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. xv, 457 p. What, you may ask, is a volume derived from the history of science doing under review by a comparative literature journal? To...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
... includes in her view an openness to the “vague,” at least in William James’s rejection of Charles Sanders Peirce’s search for eventual scientific revelation in favor of contingent usable truth, or in the trajectory of Wittgenstein’s thought toward an accep- tance of the evolving, use-driven rules of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 96–99.
Published: 01 March 2016
... question evade scientific validation for the simple reason that they ground themselves in a transcen- dent source, that is, in an authorizing power that remains inaccessible to scrutiny. Scientific methods and criteria for judgment fundamentally relocate this transcendent element to an immanent...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 275–292.
Published: 01 September 2003
... on the patronage of “science.” Rather, I wish to examine the role Bourdieu’s idea of literature plays in his claims to scientificity. The first half of this article details how this role works in Les règles, and questions to what extent Bourdieu’s own text can be free of “literary writing.” The...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 117–130.
Published: 01 March 2001
... University Press, 1985 . Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962 . Mayr, Ernst. Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist . Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1989 . Plantinga, Alvin. Warrant and Proper...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the rhetorical authority of references to matter. Because “real objects appear to be made of unreal substance” (p. 4), materiality is abyssal, not foundational: “there is nothing realistic about the object of scientific materi- alism, and hence any foundational claim to authority or authenticity...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 265–268.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the rhetorical authority of references to matter. Because “real objects appear to be made of unreal substance” (p. 4), materiality is abyssal, not foundational: “there is nothing realistic about the object of scientific materi- alism, and hence any foundational claim to authority or authenticity...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 268–274.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the rhetorical authority of references to matter. Because “real objects appear to be made of unreal substance” (p. 4), materiality is abyssal, not foundational: “there is nothing realistic about the object of scientific materi- alism, and hence any foundational claim to authority or authenticity...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas . Berkeley : U of California P , 2009 . Print . ———. “Waves: An Anthropology of Scientific Things.” Hau: Journal of Scientific Theory 4 . 3 ( 2014 ): 265 – 84 . Print . Lois Carla Carlos García João . “Do oceano dos clássicos aos mares dos...