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Author Cordle, Daniel.

Title Postmodern postures : literature, science and the two cultures debate / Daniel Cordle
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [1999]


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Description 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: Patterns and Postures -- Pt. 1. Theory. 1. The Two Cultures: Literature versus Science. 2. Literature-Science Methodology and the Science Wars -- Pt. 2. Practice. 3. Discourses of Knowledge: Chaotic Order. 4. Discourses of Identity: Machines, Bodies and Information. 5. Discourses of Time: Purpose and Absurdity. 6. Histories: Postmodernism, Literature and Science -- Conclusion: Advancing Together?
Summary "In 1996 the physicist Alan Sokal planted a hoax article in the journal Social Text, mimicking the social constructionist view of science popular in the humanities, and sparked into life the 'science wars' which had been rumbling throughout the 1990s. Postmodern Postures puts this contemporary controversy into the context of earlier debates about the 'two cultures', between E. R. Leavis and C. P. Snow, and Mathew Arnold and T. H. Huxley."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Literature and science.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Science and the humanities.
LC no. 99052631
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