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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 431–448.
Published: 01 December 1966
...Karl S. Weimar Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 THE SCIENTIST AND SOCIETY A STUDY OF THREE MODERN PLAYS By KARLS. WEIMAR C. P. Snow’s T;~loCultTtres rtnd the Scientific Revolution (1959) attracted so much...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 639–640.
Published: 01 December 1941
...George R. Havens Donald S. Schier. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, 1941. Pp. x + 229. Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 REVIEWS Louis-Bertrand Castel, Anti-Newtonian Scientist. By DONALDS. Schier. Cedar Rapids, Iowa : The Torch...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... are not new. A century ago a coterie of British novelists, scientists, and social theorists writing during the interwar period became preoccupied with the possibility of human extinction and believed that such a fate might be avoided by taking human civilization to the stars. Watching these intellectual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 487–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
... strong affinities with the work of such figures as the cultural theorist Oswald Spengler. Offered as an alternative to what Kerényi considered the scientistic preoccupations rampant in modern academe, this vision is also clearly at odds with most later media-historical research and its interest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 474–491.
Published: 01 December 1970
...William Cadbury Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 ON BEING LITERARY THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. WATSON By WILLIAMCADBURY The scientists did not quite know what to make of James 1). Watson’s Double...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 1944
..., superstition, and the various pseudo-sciences, and seeks to emphasize the unscientific elements in the thinking of even the foremost scientists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This bias prevents his work from being an adequate account of the history of science-which, indeed, its author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with social scientists, of course, for as long as the social sciences have existed. But for much of the twentieth century, literary scholars read social scientists to borrow their conclusions rather than their methods (English 2010 : xiii–xiv). Concepts like “habitus” were useful in literary study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 531–559.
Published: 01 December 2004
... in meteorology offered new ways to coordinate the working of weather with the movement of geopolitical forces, thus mediating a world at war. Crucially, scientists and poets together produced a georgics of the sky, fusing the work of war and that of weather to highlight questions of mediation, especially...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 407–410.
Published: 01 December 1984
.... But they ceased to believe that certain knowledge was attainable in any realm below the mathematical. Observation could produce nothing better than “moral certainty”; analysis could not produce even so much. Far from being alarmed by this, the scientists argued that “moral certainty” was the best...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 281–295.
Published: 01 September 1994
... land reclamation. He remains a scientist, who swears by innovations, and the devil well knows what profit he may elicit from that. Goethe clearly envisioned the second part of Faust as being distinct from the first (uon dem ersten durchaus uerschieden) and selfcontained (urnjm,m sich...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 129–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
... by the replicable rules of grammar. Oddly, then, as I have started to tell my classes, humanists and scientists do strikingly similar methodological work—pattern tracking—but humanists emphasize the exceptions as the primary sites of meaning, while scientists focus on the routines as the matters of significance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 520–521.
Published: 01 September 1941
... is that of “literary history” as contrasted by the author with “political science.” A political scientist should accordingly derive somewhat less intellectual nourishment from the work than a stu- dent of eighteenth-century literature, but this particular political scientist is willing to acknowledge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (2): 228–229.
Published: 01 June 1945
...). By ERNESTRENAN. With an introduction by IRA 0. WADE.Pp. xxi + 43. Princeton: Princeton Texts in Literature and the History of Thought, Romance Section, Vols. 1-4, 1944. Fifty cents each. This new collection should prove useful to philosophers, political scientists, historians, and even...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 1945
.... It is true that the “naked” style which he advocated for scien- tific discourse was taken over by the scientists who formed the Royal Society, was extended to other types of discourse, even ser- mons, and became one of the chief goals of the scientific movement. But with other rhetorical views...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 473–486.
Published: 01 December 1951
... Galileo’s Letter to Landucci Virginia Galilei, a younger sister of the scientist, in 1591. Later in that year, on July 2, the scientist’s father died (XIX, 109). He had never been prosperous and, as was noted by the earliest biographer of Galileo, he left no wealth to be inherited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., at first glance difficult to defend. Where does the monumental work of historians and social scientists of Algeria figure in this account? But Jarvis’s expansive understanding of the literary, which includes anticolonial manifestos and testimonial writings by survivors of torture, and her insistence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 236–237.
Published: 01 June 1951
... the impact of science on Western culture or hail it, we desire to understand it. Professor Arthos’ work is in this field of inquiry; he attempts to demonstrate a very close relationship between the thought of the scientist and the language of the poet. ,4ccording to Whitehead, “Mathematics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 114–115.
Published: 01 March 1952
... Science” (pp. 61-82) J. R. Kantor, professor of psychology, illuminates the old dispute concerning Goethe’s merits as a scientist and aligns himself vigorously with the prevailing position of recogniz- ing Goethe as an extremely competent scientist of wide range whose rejection...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 617–650.
Published: 01 December 2000
... certain responses from the audience is not unlike the laboratory in which the scientist constructs fundamentally aesthetic forms (experiments) to elicit certain responses from laboratory rats.36 So the scientist who refuses to recognize his role as artist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 433–437.
Published: 01 December 1971
... of philosophy in the seventeenth century after the doldrums of the Renaissance sprang as much from questions raised by scientists as from any innate vitality of metaphysical thought. Bacon and Descartes, and after them Locke and Lei bniz, are hardly conceivable without the new scientific outlook...