Conceptual mathematics and literature : toward a deep reading of texts and minds


【作  者】Yair Neuman 

【出版社】BRILL (2020年12月17日)


【索书号】G252.0 /N492 /E

【简 介】The old practices of interpretation have been exhausted, and the humanities and social sciences are facing a crisis. Is there a way out of the labyrinth of reading? In this book, Professor Neuman presents a challenging approach to interpreting texts and reading literature through the spectacles of conceptual mathematics. This approach strives to avoid the simplicity of a quantitative approach to the analysis of literature as well as both the relativistic and the ideological dangers facing a qualitative reading of a text. The approach is introduced in a rigorous and accessible manner and woven with insights gained from various fields. Taking us on a challenging journey from Ovids Metamorphoses to Nick Caves The Death of Bunny Munro, the book shows how we may gain a deeper understanding of literature and the aesthetic experience of reading.