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Двойникът като средство за познание: Недялка Михова и Весела Люцканова
The Double as Means of Gaining Knowledge: Nedyalka Mihova and Vesela Lyutskanova

Author(s): Elena Borisova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: contemporary Bulgarian literature; science fiction; fantastic; empirical; rational; clones; individuality
Summary/Abstract: The current report aims at following the empirical and rational ways of human knowledge and their adequacy through the character of someone’s double in the science fiction novels „Intra” by Nedialka Mihova and „Clones” by Vesela Lyutskanova. We focus on several issues: How is human knowledge functioning? Is the human way of understanding universal? Are we willing to ignore humanity for the sake of science? The double’s materialization is made possible through technology and becomes a scientific method to expand its knowledge of the surrounding world. The knowledge gained by the characters in the novels affirms their individuality, despite their unnatural „creation” and existence.

  • Page Range: 158-167
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Bulgarian