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The Resource The experimental imagination : literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment, Tita Chico

The experimental imagination : literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment, Tita Chico

Label
The experimental imagination : literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment
Title
The experimental imagination
Title remainder
literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Tita Chico
Title variation
Literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Challenging the "two cultures" debate, The Experimental Imagination tells the story of how literariness came to be distinguished from its epistemological sibling, science, as a source of truth about the natural and social worlds in the British Enlightenment. Tita Chico shows that early science relied on what she calls literary knowledge to present its experimental findings. More radically, she contends that science was made intellectually possible because its main discoveries and technologies could be articulated in literary terms. While early scientists deployed metaphor to describe the phenomena they defined and imagination to cast themselves as experimentalists, literary writers used scientific metaphors to make the case for the epistemological superiority of literary knowledge. Drawing on literature as well as literary language, tropes, and interpretive methods, literary knowledge challenges our dominant narrative of the scientific revolution as the sine qua non of epistemological innovation in the British Enlightenment. With its recourse to imagination as a more reliable source of truth than any empirical account, literary knowledge facilitates a redefinition of authority and evidence, as well as of the self and society, implicitly articulating the difference that would come to distinguish the arts and sciences. -- ‡c From publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chico, Tita
Dewey number
820.9/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.S32
LC item number
C55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and science
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Imagination
Label
The experimental imagination : literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment, Tita Chico
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the experimental imagination -- Literary knowledge -- Immodest witnesses -- Scientific education -- Political science -- When science becomes literature
Control code
on1005480587
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781503605442
Lccn
2017050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028319854
  • 40028301185
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005480587
Label
The experimental imagination : literary knowledge and science in the British Enlightenment, Tita Chico
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the experimental imagination -- Literary knowledge -- Immodest witnesses -- Scientific education -- Political science -- When science becomes literature
Control code
on1005480587
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781503605442
Lccn
2017050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028319854
  • 40028301185
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005480587

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