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

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

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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 naivety about what 'telling stories', 'description' or 'narrative' actually involve. 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. Register, rhetoric and imagery all manipulate in their own ways; above all, irony emerges as the natural mode of our modern fragmented culture. Prickett argues that since the eighteenth century there have been only two possible ways of understanding the world: the fundamentalist, and the ironic."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literature and science
  • Religion and literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-273) 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
  • Reconstructing religion: Fragmentation, typology and symbolism
  • 5.
  • The ache in the missing limb: Language, truth and presence
  • 6.
  • Twentieth-century fundamentalisms: Theology, truth and irony
  • 7.
  • Science and religion: Language, metaphor and consilience
  • Concluding conversational postscript: The tomb of Napoleon
  • Introduction: Arthur Dent, Screwtape and the mysteries of story-telling
  • 1.
  • Postmodernism, grand narratives and just-so stories
  • 2.
  • Newton and Kissinger: Science as irony?
  • 3.
  • Learning to say 'I': Literature and subjectivity
  • 4.
Control code
48077378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780521811361
Lccn
2001043849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Narrative, religion, and science : fundamentalism versus irony, 1700-1999, Stephen Prickett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-273) 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
  • Reconstructing religion: Fragmentation, typology and symbolism
  • 5.
  • The ache in the missing limb: Language, truth and presence
  • 6.
  • Twentieth-century fundamentalisms: Theology, truth and irony
  • 7.
  • Science and religion: Language, metaphor and consilience
  • Concluding conversational postscript: The tomb of Napoleon
  • Introduction: Arthur Dent, Screwtape and the mysteries of story-telling
  • 1.
  • Postmodernism, grand narratives and just-so stories
  • 2.
  • Newton and Kissinger: Science as irony?
  • 3.
  • Learning to say 'I': Literature and subjectivity
  • 4.
Control code
48077378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780521811361
Lccn
2001043849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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