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dc.contributor.authorMika, Carl Te Hira
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-08T03:58:10Z
dc.date.available2013-03-08T03:58:10Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationMika, C.T. (2011). Unorthodox assistance: Novalis, Māori, scientism, and an uncertain approach to 'Whakapapa'. In N. Fanke & C. Mika (eds.), In Die Natur - Naturphilosopie und Naturpoetik in Interkultureller Perspektive (pp. 89-108). Wellington: Goethe Institut.en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn9870473200770
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7335
dc.description.abstractThe reductionism of Western science is well noted among several Maori academics, who describe in various ways its methodical tendency to dissemble an organism and isolate its parts. The reductionist nature of the method of science then informs the practice, so that the manifestations of science - its latest innovations, evidenced in biotechnology, cloning, stem cell therapy and so on - become an overriding concern for these academics. Rightly, the effects of those innovations on Maori spiritual and phYSical realms are addressed, to the extent that they may constitute extensive submissions to governmental bodies. How effective these submissions are is open to considerable speculation, particularly when it is acknowledged by many of these same writers that those ministerial and judicial bodies are incapable of understanding the dilemmas posed by the effects of reductionist scientific practice on the Maori world. The Maori world, in the main, is left to wait until it is confronted with yet another scientific advancement or technology, and the rush to counter its modus operandi begins again.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGoethe Instituten_NZ
dc.rights© 2011 Goethe Institut. Used with permissionen_NZ
dc.titleUnorthodox assistance: Novalis, Māori, scientism, and an uncertain approach to 'Whakapapa'en_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Booken_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfIn Die Natur - Naturphilosophie und naturpoetik in interkultureller perspektiveen_NZ
pubs.begin-page89en_NZ
pubs.elements-id9718
pubs.end-page108en_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationNew Zealanden_NZ


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