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Fictions of Knowledge

Fact, Evidence, Doubt

Editors: Batsaki, Y., Mukherji, S., Schramm, J. (Eds.)

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Locating literature at the intersection of distinct areas of thinking on the nature, scope and methods of knowledge - philosophy, theology, science, and the law - this book engages with literary texts across periods and genres to address questions of probability, problems of evidence, the uses of experiment and the poetics and ethics of doubt.

About the authors

JOHN BENDER Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Stanford University, USA LORNA HUTSON Berry Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews UK SARAH TINDAL KAREEM Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles, USA KATHRYN MURPHY Fellow and Tutor in English, Oriel College, Oxford, UK BARBARA J. SHAPIRO Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley, USA CARL WATKINS Senior Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge, UK MICHAEL WOOD Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University, USA

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“All the essays provide a complex but readable text, backed by massive scholarship, meticulously documented in the notes at their end. … the essays in Fictions of Knowledge offer rich and complex investigations of the fascinating world of knowledge in its varied manifestations in literary and non-literary texts, and should be of interest to all who are interested in meaningful connections between the two.” (Tej N. Dhar, The European Legacy, Vol. 20 (1), October, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Batsaki, Yota (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Evolution of a Concept

    Shapiro, Barbara J.

    Pages 19-39

  • Providence, Experience and Doubt in Medieval England

    Watkins, Carl

    Pages 40-60

  • Law, Probability and Character in Shakespeare

    Hutson, Lorna

    Pages 61-83

  • Trying, Knowing and Believing: Epistemic Plots and the Poetics of Doubt

    Mukherji, Subha

    Pages 84-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictions of Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Fact, Evidence, Doubt
Editors
  • Y. Batsaki
  • S. Mukherji
  • J. Schramm
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35461-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230354616
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27788-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32585-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 247
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