Search for dissertations about: "epistemology and literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 swedish dissertations containing the words epistemology and literature.

  1. 1. Knowledge and Survival in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

    Author : Jane Mattisson; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Wessex -- Thomas Hardy; rural skills in literature; literature and society -- nineteenth century; epistemology and literature; evolution in literature; Pierre Bourdieu and literature; education in literature; sociolinguistics and literature; sociology and literature; Victorian fiction; Key words: Thomas Hardy; nineteenth-century fiction; history and literature -- nineteenth century; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : Abstract This thesis identifies two different kinds of knowledge in Thomas Hardy's novels: the everyday, passed on from generation to generation, which is non-academic and closely bound to the local environment and its traditions; and the specialised, recorded in the printed word, which is the product of formal education and independent of the local community and its traditions. These two kinds of epistemological competence determine one's ability to adapt and survive in a changing society. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Epistemology of Rhetoric : Plato, Doxa and Post-Truth

    Author : Erik Bengtson; Mats Rosengren; Otto Fischer; Jon Viklund; Ekaterina V. Haskins; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; doxa; epistemology; post-truth rhetoric; Plato; Aristotle; Roland Barthes; Robert Hariman; Ruth Amossy; Mats Rosengren; rhetorical anthropology; rhetorical ontology; argumentation theory; autonomy; Rhetoric; Retorik;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to develop an epistemology of rhetoric in light of the apparent contemporary post-truth condition of society. Epistemology is hereby understood as concerned with principles for knowledge production within the academic discipline of rhetoric, as well as with an understanding of knowledge production in the public realm. READ MORE

  3. 3. Oases of Air : A Phenomenological Study of John Banville's Science Tetralogy

    Author : Joakim Wrethed; H.W. Fawkner; David Pierce; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; John Banville; science tetralogy; contemporary Irish fiction; aseity; air; substance; phenomenology; intentionality; constitution; epistemology; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This phenomenological study of John Banville’s fiction exhibits the way in which Doctor Copernicus, Kepler, The Newton Letter, and Mefisto persistently present air as a constituting factor. Air occurs as a phenomenological oasis permitting constitution to effectuate disclosure ex nihilo. READ MORE

  4. 4. Deciphering the Meaning of Revealed Law : The Sur´shian Paradigm in Shi’i Epistemology

    Author : Ashk Dahlén; Yann Richard; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and linguistics; Islam; Shi’i; Iran; sharīʿat; fiqh; uṣūl al-fiqh; ikhtilāf; qabḍwa basṭ; Surūsh; Jawādī-Āmulī; Mujtahid-Shabistarī; Rūmī; epistemology; hermeneutics; history of philosophy and science; postmodernism; modernity; mysticism; relativism; interpretation; Språkvetenskap; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Iranska språk; Iranian Languages;

    Abstract : This study analyses the major intellectual positions in the philosophical debate on Islamic law that is occuring in contemporary Iran. As the characteristic features of traditional epistemic considerations have a direct bearing on the modern development of Islamic legal thought, the contemporary positions are initially set against the established normative repertory of Islamic tradition. READ MORE

  5. 5. Estranging Cognition : Feminist Science Fiction and the Borders of Reason

    Author : Jenny Bonnevier; Rolf Lundén; Jane Donawerth; Brian Attebery; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; science fiction; feminist theory; epistemology; Ursula Le Guin; Suzy McKee Charnas; Joanna Russ; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This study explores the intersections of three different fields: feminism, science fiction, and epistemology. It argues that as a genre, science fiction is dependent on epistemological discourses that have their roots in the stories and self-images of modern science. READ MORE