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Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond (Hardback)
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Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond (Hardback)

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Hardback 222 Pages / Published: 10/08/2015
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137456779
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015


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"This book presents an always absorbing clutch of essays, full of illumination and interesting sidelights on the utopian tradition, from which every reader will learn something new." (Roger Luckhurst, English Literature in Transition, Vol. 60 (3), 2017)

"From Martians and moon-men to utopian inhabitants of a variety of species, Patrick Parrinder's monograph is rich in the early history of speculative writing. The book is particularly notable for showing the centrality of science fictional utopian speculation to the mainstream of Western imagination from Kepler, Bruno and Galileo through to the mid-twentieth century. ... In reframing the historical relationship between utopian thinking and science, Parrinder also offers important challenges to the scholarly community of utopian studies." (Adam Stock, Review of English Studies, Vol. 67 (281), September, 2016)

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