The Resource Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett

Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett

Label
Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999
Title
Narrative, religion, and science
Title remainder
fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Prickett
Title variation
Narrative, Religion & Science
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An increasing number of contemporary scientists, philosophers and theologians downplay their professional authority and describe their work as simply 'telling stories about the world'. If this is so, Stephen Prickett argues, literary criticism can (and should) be applied to all these fields. Such new-found modesty is not necessarily postmodernist scepticism towards all grand narratives, but it often conceals a widespread confusion and naïvety about what 'telling stories', 'description' or 'narrative', actually involves. While postmodernists define 'narrative' in opposition to the experimental 'knowledge' of science (Lyotard), some scientists insist that science is itself story-telling (Gould); certain philosophers and theologians even see all knowledge simply as stories created by language (Rorty; Cupitt). Yet story telling is neither innocent nor empty-handed. Prickett argues that since the eighteenth century there have been only two possible ways of understanding the world: the fundamentalist, and the ironic
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prickett, Stephen
Dewey number
808
Index
index present
LC call number
PN212
LC item number
.P75 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literature and science
  • Religion and literature
Label
Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511613456
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Postmodernism, grand narratives and just-so stories -- Postmodernism and grand narratives -- Just-so stories -- Narrative and irony -- Language, culture and reality -- 2 Newton and Kissinger: Science as irony? -- Said, Kissinger and Newton -- Revolutions and paradigms -- Models of reality -- Ambiguity and irony -- 3 Learning to say 'I': Literature and subjectivity -- Interior and exterior worlds -- The idea of literature -- The ideal of the fragment -- Two kinds of truth? -- 4 Reconstructing religion: Fragmentation, typology -- and symbolism -- From religion to religions -- Religions of nature and of the heart -- Millenarian fragments and organic wholes -- The aesthetics of irony: Keble and Rossetti -- 5 The ache in the missing limb: Language, truth and -- presence -- Coleridge: The language of the Bible -- Newman: The physiognomy of development -- Polanyi: The origins of meaning -- Steiner, Derrida and Hart: Presence and absence -- 6 Twentieth-century fundamentalisms: Theology, truth -- and irony -- Rorty: Language and reality -- Postmodernism and poetic language: Religion as aesthetics -- Logos and logothete: Reading reality -- 7 Science and religion: Language, metaphor and -- consilience -- Etching with universal acid -- Language as change -- A rebirth of images -- The fabric of the universe -- Concluding conversational postscript: The tomb -- of Napoleon
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511613456
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511613456
Label
Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511613456
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Postmodernism, grand narratives and just-so stories -- Postmodernism and grand narratives -- Just-so stories -- Narrative and irony -- Language, culture and reality -- 2 Newton and Kissinger: Science as irony? -- Said, Kissinger and Newton -- Revolutions and paradigms -- Models of reality -- Ambiguity and irony -- 3 Learning to say 'I': Literature and subjectivity -- Interior and exterior worlds -- The idea of literature -- The ideal of the fragment -- Two kinds of truth? -- 4 Reconstructing religion: Fragmentation, typology -- and symbolism -- From religion to religions -- Religions of nature and of the heart -- Millenarian fragments and organic wholes -- The aesthetics of irony: Keble and Rossetti -- 5 The ache in the missing limb: Language, truth and -- presence -- Coleridge: The language of the Bible -- Newman: The physiognomy of development -- Polanyi: The origins of meaning -- Steiner, Derrida and Hart: Presence and absence -- 6 Twentieth-century fundamentalisms: Theology, truth -- and irony -- Rorty: Language and reality -- Postmodernism and poetic language: Religion as aesthetics -- Logos and logothete: Reading reality -- 7 Science and religion: Language, metaphor and -- consilience -- Etching with universal acid -- Language as change -- A rebirth of images -- The fabric of the universe -- Concluding conversational postscript: The tomb -- of Napoleon
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511613456
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511613456

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