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Anshuman A. Mondal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719070044

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.001.0001

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The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

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(p.41) 2 The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity
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Amitav Ghosh
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Anshuman A. Mondal

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0002

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

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