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Storytelling in Science and Literature by Margery Arent Safir

This gathering of eminent thinkers from the sciences and the humanities engages a common theme: In what ways does language—and storytelling in particular—deal with ethics in science, in literature, and in other art forms? Evelyn Fox Keller, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Mieke Bal, and Roald Hoffmann explore ways in which science and rhetoric, politics and fiction, science and storytelling, and ethics and aesthetics are deeply and creatively imbricated with each other, rather than distinct and autonomous.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611486452
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Series: Apercus: Histories Texts Cultures Series
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Margery Arent Safir is founder and executive director of the Arts Arena and professor of comparative literature emerita at the American University of Paris.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Beware the Jabberwock: A Cautionary Tale for Interdisciplinary Travel
By Margery Arent Safir
Chapter 1: Can the Circles of Language and Science Be Squared?
By Evelyn Fox Keller
Chapter 2: White Lies: Plato, Nietzsche, and Hollywood
By Jean-Michel Rabaté
Chapter 3: Honesty to the Singular Object
By Roald Hoffman
Chapter 4: The Ethics of Storytelling
By Mieke Bal
Bibliography
Index
About the Contributors

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