Balderdash and chicanery: Science and beyond
In James South (ed.), Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale. Open Court (2003)
|Abstract||The status and limits of science are the focus of urgent public debate. This paper contributes a philosophical analysis of representations of science and the supernatural in popular culture. It explores and critiques a threefold taxonomy of supernatural narratives: (1) reduction of the supernatural to contemporary science; (2) reduction to a `future science' methodologically continuous with contemporary science; (3) the supernatural as irreducible. The means by which the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer adroitly negotiates the borderlines between these narratives is related to the `science wars', the two cultures debate, and the ancients vs. moderns dispute.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Reed Richter (2002). What Science Can and Cannot Say: The Problems with Methodological Naturalism. Reports of the National Center for Science Education 22 (Jan-Apr 2002):18-22.
Maarten Boudry, Stefaan Blancke & Johan Braeckman (2010). How Not to Attack Intelligent Design Creationism: Philosophical Misconceptions About Methodological Naturalism. Foundations of Science 15 (3):227-244.
Margaret A. Boden (1969). Miracles and Scientific Explanation. Ratio 11:137 - 144.
Nathalia L. Gjersoe & Bruce M. Hood (2006). The Supernatural Guilt Trip Does Not Take Us Far Enough. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (5):473-474.
Stefano Bigliardi (2011). Snakes From Staves? Science, Scriptures, and the Supernatural in Maurice Bucaille. Zygon 46 (4):793-805.
Massimo Pigliucci (2010). Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science From Bunk. University of Chicago Press.
Simon L. Altmann (2002). Is Nature Supernatural?: A Philosophical Exploration of Science and Nature. Prometheus Books.
Alan G. Gross (1988). Philosophy Versus Science: The Species Debate and the Practice of Taxonomy. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:223 - 230.
David Stump (1992). Naturalized Philosophy of Science with a Plurality of Methods. Philosophy of Science 59 (3):456-460.
P. D. Magnus (2013). Philosophy of Science in the Twenty-First Century. Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):48-52.
Andrzej Bronk (2006). Religia i nauka: dwie prawdy? Filozofia Nauki 1.
Jesse M. Bering & Todd K. Shackelford (2004). Supernatural Agents May Have Provided Adaptive Social Information. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):732-733.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-08-05
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?