Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/221372
Title:
Myth, metaphor and science
Authors:
Wall, Alan
Abstract:
This book explores the way in which language is used in fiction, poetry and science. It examines the role of metaphor in structuring our thought, and questions any simplistic notion of creativity. There is an enquiry into the significance of myth for the modern writer. Why do our earliest narratives return to haunt us at the end of history? The final essays ask what it means to attempt scientific descriptions of reality in words. Can language here ever be anything more than a clumsy approximation of mathematics? The book ends with a paper written jontly by the particle physicist Goronwy Tudor Jones and Alan Wall, exploring the meaning of complementarity in modern physics, by describing in detail the double-slit experiment.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Chester: University of Chester Press, 2009
Publisher:
University of Chester Press
Publication Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/221372
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk/university-press
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9781905919733
Appears in Collections:
English

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWall, Alanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T12:43:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-01T12:43:41Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationChester: University of Chester Press, 2009en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781905919733-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/221372-
dc.descriptionThis book is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the way in which language is used in fiction, poetry and science. It examines the role of metaphor in structuring our thought, and questions any simplistic notion of creativity. There is an enquiry into the significance of myth for the modern writer. Why do our earliest narratives return to haunt us at the end of history? The final essays ask what it means to attempt scientific descriptions of reality in words. Can language here ever be anything more than a clumsy approximation of mathematics? The book ends with a paper written jontly by the particle physicist Goronwy Tudor Jones and Alan Wall, exploring the meaning of complementarity in modern physics, by describing in detail the double-slit experiment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chester Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uk/university-pressen_GB
dc.subjectmythen_GB
dc.subjectmetaphoren_GB
dc.subjectlanguageen_GB
dc.titleMyth, metaphor and scienceen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
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