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Author Fitch, John G.,
Title The poetry of knowledge and the 'two cultures' / John G. Fitch.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Author Fitch, John G.,
Series Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Subject Literature and science.
Poetry.
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Author Fitch, John G.,
Series Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Subject Literature and science.
Poetry.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 155 pages).
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Unity in knowledge : eros and the cosmological urge -- Unity in poetry -- The death of objectivism : constructivism and implication -- Viewpoints in poetry : Hesiod, Sackville-West, Vergil -- The fascination of knowledge : natural creativity, time's arrow, and reciprocity -- Knowledge as story; bodily knowledge : emotional and aesthetic components; knowledge and information -- Acquisition of language and knowledge : logical positivism and structural linguistics -- Metaphor in cognition, poetry and science -- Pleasure as the heart of poetry and knowledge : Lucretius -- Thinking in poetry : Heidegger on memorialising and dis-closure; Vergil and comprehensiveness -- Dualism and duel-ism : Kant and the separation of poetry from 'pure' reason -- The two cultures; the strangeness of knowledge; the demand for originality -- Epilogue : three poems of knowledge.
Summary This book argues that poetry is compatible with systematic knowledge including science, and indeed inherent in it; it also discusses particular poems that engage with such knowledge, including those of Lucretius, Vergil, and Vita Sackville-West. The book argues that there are substantial similarities between knowledge-making and poetry-making, for example in their being shaped by language, including metaphor, and in their seeking unity in the world, under the impulse of eros and pleasure. The book also discusses some of the obstacles to a 'poetry of knowledge', including scientific objectivism, the Kantian tradition in philosophy, and the separation of the 'two cultures' in our academic and intellectual institutions. The book is designed to be accessible to all those interested in the issue of the 'two cultures', or in the role of poetry and of science in contemporary culture.
ISBN 9783319895604
3319895605
3319895591
9783319895598
OCLC # 1037814043
Additional Format Print version: Fitch, John G. The Poetry of Knowledge and the 'Two Cultures' Cham : Palgrave Macmillan UK,c2018 9783319895598 (OCoLC)1028614866


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