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Science or Literature ?: The Divergent Cultures of Discovery and Creation Donald
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Donald R. Maxwell discusses the differences and similarities in the cultures and disciplines of literature and science, the origin of this dichotomy, the distinction in the use of language, and the differences in the practice of the two cultures. As distinct from literature, the physical sciences are empirical and concern truths that cant be deduced intuitively. Science, t literature, is cumulative, predictive, and reproducible and its language is transparent and unambiguous. Literature attempts to give utterance to the ineffable and uses ambiguity, metaphor, and the evocation of memory to create new and wonderful worlds. Science discovers that which already exists while literature creates that which might never exist. These differences are illustrated by the writings of Marcel Proust, Henri Bergson, and others.

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Author(s)Donald R Maxwell
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication01/08/2000
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-10082045009X
ISBN-139780820450094
SubjectLiterary Criticism
ISSN0742-6712
Series TitleStudies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society
Series Part/Volume Number54

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Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc

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Weight370 g
Width160 mm
Height230 mm

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Author BiographyThe Author: Donald R. Maxwell, was born in Paris and holds two Ph.D.s, from the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Medicine) and, more recently, from the University of Michigan (French) where he is Visiting Assistant Professor of French. He spent many years in biomedical research and is the author of numerous publications on physiology and pharmacology. Before retiring from his scientific career, he was Executive Vice President for Scientific Affairs of a major U.S. corporation. He is the author of the monograph, The Abacus and the Rainbow: Bergson, Proust, and the Digital-Analogic Opposition.

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Title: Science or Literature ?: The Divergent Cultures of Discovery and Creation
Author: Donald R. Maxwell

Publisher:Peter Lang Pub Inc
Publication Date:Nov-01-2000
Pages:165
Binding:Hardcover
Dimensions (inches):6.00 (W) x 9.00 (H) x 0.50 (D)
ISBN:082045009X
Subject:Literary Criticism / General

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