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The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719070044
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0002
The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

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This chapter centres on Ghosh's exploration of science, knowledge and rationality. It examines Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome, In an Antique Land and The Circle of Reason. It shows that in these three works, Ghosh assumed a deconstructive enterprise that aimed to reveal the gaps and fissures of modernity's metaphysic. This chapter also introduces the concept of the metaphysic of modernity (with respect to social science and science), which can be found in the three works.

Keywords: metaphysic of modernity; social science; science; rationality; knowledge; deconstructive enterprise; The Calcutta Chromosome; In an Antique Land; The Circle of Reason

Chapter.  15718 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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