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The Resource Between literature and science : Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge, Peter Swirski, (electronic resource)

Between literature and science : Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge, Peter Swirski, (electronic resource)

Label
Between literature and science : Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge
Title
Between literature and science
Title remainder
Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Peter Swirski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through close analysis of Eureka and The Purloined Letter, Peter Swirski evaluates Poe's epistemological theses in the light of contemporary philosophy of science and presents literary interpretation as a cooperative game played by the author and reader, thereby illuminating how we read fiction. The analysis of Poe's little-studied Eureka provides the basis for his discussion of Lem's critique of scientific reductionism and futurological forecasts. Drawing on his own interviews with Lem as well as analysis of his works, Swirski considers the author's scenarios involving computers capable of creative acts and discusses their socio-cultural implications. His analysis leads to bold arguments about the nature of literature and its relation to a broad range of other disciplines."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swirski, Peter
Dewey number
818/.309
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Lem, Stanisław
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Lem, Stanisław
  • Literature and science
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Cognitive science
Label
Between literature and science : Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge, Peter Swirski, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-180) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 49
  • 4
  • There Is Science in My Philosophy
  • 71
  • 5
  • Future History of Biterature
  • 92
  • 6
  • Of Machines and Men
  • 116
  • 1
  • Conclusion: No Discipline Is an Island
  • 138
  • Pragmatic Side of Aesthetics
  • 3
  • 2
  • Towards a New Epistemology
  • 27
  • 3
  • An Essay in Cosmology
Control code
ocn123470259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773568372
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123470259
Label
Between literature and science : Poe, Lem, and explorations in aesthetics, cognitive science, and literary knowledge, Peter Swirski, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-180) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 49
  • 4
  • There Is Science in My Philosophy
  • 71
  • 5
  • Future History of Biterature
  • 92
  • 6
  • Of Machines and Men
  • 116
  • 1
  • Conclusion: No Discipline Is an Island
  • 138
  • Pragmatic Side of Aesthetics
  • 3
  • 2
  • Towards a New Epistemology
  • 27
  • 3
  • An Essay in Cosmology
Control code
ocn123470259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773568372
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123470259

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