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Usages savants du littéraire dans les sciences de la nature au tournant des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles

Abstract : Three uses of the “literary” appear and are developed in the scientific discourse of the second half of the 18th century and the first of the 19th, as new disciplines emerge, which either elaborate a specific language, distinct from common usage, or intend to deal with the depths of time or the infinity of space. The typology hereby presented of the decorative, documentary, and epistemological uses of the “literary” is not only descriptive and retrospective, however. It also engages a dialectical analysis of the way these “uses” modify not only the boundaries of science but also the understanding of what is “literary”. At stake, between these disciplines in the course of their being instituted, with their reputation for “strangeness”, is the reception of “literature” by the sciences and the always singular and partial definition of literature that scientists refer to.
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Anne-Gaëlle Weber. Usages savants du littéraire dans les sciences de la nature au tournant des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Romantisme : la revue du dix-neuvième siècle, Armand Colin, 2019, Épistémocritique, pp.91-100. ⟨10.3917/rom.183.0091⟩. ⟨hal-03320220⟩

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