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Wings of Imagination

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines imaginative uses of science to highlight the variety of ways in which scientific imaginaries permeate understandings of religious phenomena, even such central theological ... More


Introduction: Moral Neutrality in Experimental Science

Lesley A. Sharp

in Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the introduction, “Moral Neutrality and the Scientific Imaginary,” I map out the history of this project and make particular claims about the value of ethnographic investigation as a means to ... More


Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over the marketing of ... More


Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters ... More


Potential Literature

Stephen Ramsay

in Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036415
eISBN:
9780252093449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the scientific imaginary as it appears in the realm of art. It asserts that art has very often sought either to parody science or to diminish its claims to truth. Within this ... More


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