Utopian Literature and Science : From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond
By: Parrinder, Patrick.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).ISBN: 9781137456786.Subject(s): Literature and science | Science fiction -- History and criticism | Utopias in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Utopian Literature and Science : From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and BeyondDDC classification: 809/.93356 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- Part I: Sciences of Observation and Intervention -- 2 Beyond the Telescope: From Astronomy to (Dystopian) Fiction -- 3 A Sylph under the Microscope: Science and Romance -- 4 Satanism and Genetics: Haldane's Daedalus and Its Begetters -- Part II: The Human Animal -- 5 Eugenics, Utopia, Eudemonics: Bellamy, Galton and Morris -- 6 Strains of the Non-Human: The Coming Race, Erewhon, A Crystal Age -- 7 Gorilla Warfare: Darwin, Freud and the Stone Age Romance -- 8 From Human to Animal: Wells and Kafka
Part III: Modern Utopias and Post-Human Worlds -- 9 War Is Peace: Conscription and Mobilisation in the Modern Utopia -- 10 Towards the Singularity? Capek's R.U.R. and Its Times -- 11 Olaf Stapledon and the Shape of Things to Come -- 12 The Expulsion of the Poets -- Notes -- Bibliography of Secondary Sources -- Index
Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, this study brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato.
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