Remapping Reality: Chaos and Creativity in Science and Literature (Goethe, Nietzsche, Grass)

Remapping Reality: Chaos and Creativity in Science and Literature (Goethe, Nietzsche, Grass)

Remapping Reality: Chaos and Creativity in Science and Literature (Goethe, Nietzsche, Grass)

Remapping Reality: Chaos and Creativity in Science and Literature (Goethe, Nietzsche, Grass)

Synopsis

This book is about intersections among science, philosophy, and literature. It bridges the gap between the traditional cultures of science and the humanities by constituting an area of interaction that some have called a third culture. By asking questions about three disciplines rather than about just two, as is customary in research, this inquiry breaks new ground and resists easy categorization. It seeks to answer the following questions: What impact has the remapping of reality in scientific terms since the Copernican Revolution through thermodynamics, relativity theory, and quantum mechanics had on the way writers and thinkers conceptualized the place of human culture within the total economy of existence? What influence, on the other hand, have writers and philosophers had on the doing of science and on scientific paradigms of the world? Thirdly, where does humankind fit into the total picture with its uniquely moral nature?...
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