Science in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Alice, who first explores Wonderland (1865) and later on the country behind the Looking-Glass (1872), belongs to the most well-known characters in world literature. [...] The scientific reception of Carro
Lewis Carroll's Alice, who first explores Wonderland (1865) and later on the country behind the Looking-Glass (1872), belongs to the most well-known characters in world literature. [...] The scientific reception of Carroll's stories – concerning physics as well as the humanities – has taken place on different levels. On the one hand, […] various Carrollian ideas and episodes obviously correspond to topics, subjects and models that are treated in the contexts of scientific discourses. Therefore, they can be quoted or alluded to in order to represent theories and questions […] – as […] physical models of the world […]or theoretical models of language and communication. […] On a more abstract level of observation, Carroll's stories have been used in order to explain and to discuss the pre-conditions, the procedures, and the limits . of scientific modeling as such. Above all, they make it possible to narrate on the problem of defining and observing an 'object' of research. […] According to Deleuze, the paradox structures of the world that Alice experiences give an idea of all meaning being groundless and all logic being subverted by the illogical. Finally, besides all affinities of Alice's adventures to scientific attempts to explain the world, the absolutely incomprehensible is present in Carroll's books as well. Especially the self proves to be something profoundly incomprehensible […].
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Author:Monika Schmitz-Emans
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-247658
ISBN:978-3-8260-3719-1
Parent Title (English):Literature and Science : Literatur und Wissenschaft
Publisher:Königshausen und Neumann
Place of publication:Würzburg
Editor:Monika Schmitz-Emans
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/04/24
SWD-Keyword:Carroll, Lewis / Alice's adventures in wonderland; Carroll, Lewis / Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there; Naturwissenschaften
Pagenumber:18
First Page:159
Last Page:176
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.03.00 Studien
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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