The Arts and Sciences of Criticism

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Overview


This collection reflects on developments in criticism which bear on a debate between different modes of knowledge: a science model and its place in the university versus other ways of conceiving knowledge for which the arts have traditionally been seen as vehicles. Discussion ranges widely with contributions from leading academics as well as those outside the literary academy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198186397
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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both at University of Durham
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Criticism and the History and Philosophy of Science
2 Revising the Two Cultures Debate: Science, Literature, and Value 33
3 Science, Interpretation, and Criticism 60
4 Evidence-Based and Evidence-Free Generalizations: A Tale of Two Cultures 71
5 Science and the Self: Lacan's Doctrine of the Signifier 94
Pt. II Criticism and the Aesthetic
6 Poetry as Literary Criticism 117
7 Literary Criticism and Literary Creation 137
8 Writing Autobiography 153
9 Beneath Interpretation: Intention and the Experience of Literature 164
10 Poetry, Music, and the Sacred 180
Pt. III Criticism and the Ethical
11 The Aesthetic, the Cognitive, and the Ethical: Criticism and Discursive Responsibility 199
12 Literature and the Crisis in the Concept of the University 217
13 The Metaphysics of Modernism: Aesthetic Myth and the Myth of the Aesthetic 238
Notes on Contributors 257
Index 261
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