- Comparative Cultural Studies
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- Introduction : perspectives on science and culture -- pt. 1. Narrative and rhetorical perspectives -- ch. 1. Experiencing nature through cable television -- ch. 2. Steven Pinker and the scientific sublime : how a new category of experience transformed popular science -- ch. 3. Architectonic discourses and their extremisms -- ch. 4. Science and the idea of culture -- ch. 5. A rhetorical analysis of the two cultures in literary fiction -- ch. 6. The missing link and human origins : understanding an evolutionary icon -- pt. 2. Cognitive perspectives -- ch. 7. Suspicion toward science and the role of automatic intuitions about origins -- ch. 8. Bridging the gap : from intuitive to scientific reasoning-the case of evolution -- ch. 9. Missing links : how cladograms reify common evolutionary misconceptions -- ch. 10. Representations of the origin of species in secular (France) and religious (Morocco) contexts -- pt. 3. Epistemological perspectives -- ch. 11. Updating evolutionary epistemology -- ch. 12. Intuitions in science education and the public understanding of science -- ch. 13. Vindicating Science-by bringing it down -- pt. 4. Thematic Bibliography -- Thematic bibliography of publications on different perspectives on science and culture.
- "Edited by Kris Rutten, Stefaan Blancke, and Ronald Soetaert, Perspectives on Science and Culture explores the intersection between scientific understanding and cultural representation from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributors to the volume analyze representations of science and scientific discourse from the perspectives of rhetorical criticism, comparative cultural studies, narratology, educational studies, discourse analysis, naturalized epistemology, and the cognitive sciences. The main objective of the volume is to explore how particular cognitive predispositions and cultural representations both shape and distort the public debate about scientific controversies, the teaching and learning of science, and the development of science itself.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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