pataphysics


pataphysics
the science of imaginary solutions

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • ’Pataphysics — Pataphysics (French: Pataphysique ), a term coined by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873 – 1907), is a philosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. It is a parody of the theory and methods of modern science and is… …   Wikipedia

  • pataphysics — [pa΄tə fiz′iks] n. the study of a realm beyond that of metaphysics: a notion devised by French absurdist writers as a parody of modern science pataphysical adj. pataphysician n. * * * pa·ta·phys·ics (pä tə fĭzʹĭks) n. (used with a sing. verb) The …   Universalium

  • pataphysics — [pa΄tə fiz′iks] n. the study of a realm beyond that of metaphysics: a notion devised by French absurdist writers as a parody of modern science pataphysical adj. pataphysician n …   English World dictionary

  • 'Pataphysics — Jarry in Alfortville Pataphysics (French: pataphysique) is a philosophy or pseudophilosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. The term was coined and the concept created by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907),… …   Wikipedia

  • pataphysics —    by Gary Genosko   Baudrillard discovered pataphysics through the influence of his schoolteacher. The neo science of imaginary solutions was created by French playwright Alfred Jarry (1873 1907) and expounded by his characters Père Ubu and… …   The Baudrillard dictionary

  • pataphysics — noun An absurdist philosophy or pseudoscience studying things beyond metaphysics …   Wiktionary

  • pataphysics — [ˌpatə fɪzɪks] plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] a supposed branch of philosophy concerned with an imaginary realm additional to metaphysics. Derivatives pataphysical adjective Origin 1940s: from Gk ta epi ta metaphusika, lit. the (works)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pataphysics — pata·physics …   English syllables

  • pataphysics — The science of imaginary solutions or of nonsensical philos75 ophy …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • pataphysics — /pætəˈfɪzɪks/ (say patuh fiziks) noun a parody of scientific theory which proposes going beyond metaphysics, usually expressed in absurdist texts and relying on twisted or nonsensical versions of scientific method. {coined by Alfred Jarry,… …   Australian English dictionary


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