Honoré de Balzac | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thomas E. Peterson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Honor de Balzac.
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Critical Essay by Thomas E. Peterson

SOURCE: Peterson, Thomas E. “‘Le Dernier Coup de Pinceau’: Perception and Generality in Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.Romantic Review 88, no. 3 (May 1997): 385-407.

In the following essay, Peterson investigates the scientific notion of proof in the artistic context of Balzac's Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu.

In what amounts to a primer of holistic studies, Gregory Bateson asserts, “Science probes, it does not prove”.1 Science can only enhance certain hypotheses and discard others. The changing paradigm of what constitutes scientific knowledge is only part of a new epistemology, a forma mentis shared with artists and humanists. If “science is a way of perceiving and making what we may call ‘sense’ of our percepts,” since “all experience is subjective,”...

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