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Physics and Literature

Concepts – Transfer – Aestheticization

Ed. by Heydenreich, Aura / Mecke, Klaus

Series:Literatur- und Naturwissenschaften 3

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    December 2021
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    Aims and Scope

    Physics and Literature is a unique collaboration between physicists, literary scholars, and philosophers, the first collection of essays to examine together how science and literature, beneath their practical differences, share core dimensions – forms of questioning, thinking, discovering and communicating insights.This book advances an in-depth exploration of relations between physics and literature from both perspectives. It turns around the tendency to discuss relations between literature and science in one-sided and polarizing ways. The collection is the result of the inaugural conference of ELINAS, the Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Science, an initiative dedicated to building bridges between literary and scientific research. ELINAS revitalizes discussion of science-literature interconnections with new topics, ideas and angles, by organizing genuine dialogue among participants across disciplinary lines.The essays explore how scientific thought and practices are conditioned by narrative and genre, fiction, models and metaphors, and how science in turn feeds into the meaning-making of literary and philosophical texts. These interdisciplinary encounters enrich reflections on epistemology, cognition and aesthetics.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 400 pages
    14 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Cultural and Science Studies; Narrating Science; Metaphors and Concept Formation; Interdisciplinary Transfer

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    Aura Heydenreich and Klaus Mecke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

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