This gathering of eminent thinkers from the sciences and the humanities engages a common theme: In what ways does languageand storytelling in particulardeal 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.
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
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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
About the Contributors