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The Resource Fictions of the cosmos : science and literature in the seventeenth century, Frédérique Aït-Touati ; translated by Susan Emanuel

Fictions of the cosmos : science and literature in the seventeenth century, Frédérique Aït-Touati ; translated by Susan Emanuel

Label
Fictions of the cosmos : science and literature in the seventeenth century
Title
Fictions of the cosmos
Title remainder
science and literature in the seventeenth century
Statement of responsibility
Frédérique Aït-Touati ; translated by Susan Emanuel
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Aït-Touati, Frédérique
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Emanuel, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Cosmology
  • European literature
Label
Fictions of the cosmos : science and literature in the seventeenth century, Frédérique Aït-Touati ; translated by Susan Emanuel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Cosmic imagination. Kepler sets the Earth in motion ; Genealogy of the dream: from ludus philosophicus to the game of fiction ; The dynamics of the voyage: a thought-experiment ; Vision in the voyage ; The place of fiction ; Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano: from the optical voyage to the mechanical voyage ; The Man in the Moone ; A World in the Moon ; From heavens to the sky: Cyrano's other world ; Conclusions: dreams and fictions -- part 2. Conjectural machines. Fontenelle: unveiling the spectacle of the world ; Machine and spectacle ; Order of the narrative, harmony of the world ; Fontenelle's visions ; Huygens: the theoretical voyage of The Cosmotheoros ; Hypotheses, conjectures, fictions ; Architectonics of the narrative ; Conclusions: hypotheses and narratives -- part 3. Observing monsters. Robert Hooke: "the armed eye" ; Micrographia ; From enargeia to evidence ; Hooke the astronomer ; Poetics of proof ; Instruments and images ; Margaret Cavendish: the battle of instruments ; "A high heel to a short leg" ; A teratology of knowledge ; The empire of fiction
Control code
FIEb17543307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780226011226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011004410
  • (OCoLC)701330477
Label
Fictions of the cosmos : science and literature in the seventeenth century, Frédérique Aït-Touati ; translated by Susan Emanuel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Cosmic imagination. Kepler sets the Earth in motion ; Genealogy of the dream: from ludus philosophicus to the game of fiction ; The dynamics of the voyage: a thought-experiment ; Vision in the voyage ; The place of fiction ; Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano: from the optical voyage to the mechanical voyage ; The Man in the Moone ; A World in the Moon ; From heavens to the sky: Cyrano's other world ; Conclusions: dreams and fictions -- part 2. Conjectural machines. Fontenelle: unveiling the spectacle of the world ; Machine and spectacle ; Order of the narrative, harmony of the world ; Fontenelle's visions ; Huygens: the theoretical voyage of The Cosmotheoros ; Hypotheses, conjectures, fictions ; Architectonics of the narrative ; Conclusions: hypotheses and narratives -- part 3. Observing monsters. Robert Hooke: "the armed eye" ; Micrographia ; From enargeia to evidence ; Hooke the astronomer ; Poetics of proof ; Instruments and images ; Margaret Cavendish: the battle of instruments ; "A high heel to a short leg" ; A teratology of knowledge ; The empire of fiction
Control code
FIEb17543307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780226011226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011004410
  • (OCoLC)701330477

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