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The Two Cultures / Edition 1

The Two Cultures / Edition 1

by C. P. Snow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107606144

ISBN-13: 9781107606142

Pub. Date: 04/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures – the arts or humanities on one hand, and the sciences on the other – has a long history. But it was C. P. Snow's Rede lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media

Overview

The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures – the arts or humanities on one hand, and the sciences on the other – has a long history. But it was C. P. Snow's Rede lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media today. This 50th anniversary printing of The Two Cultures and its successor piece, A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy four years later) features an introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife. The importance of science and technology in policy run largely by non-scientists, the future for education and research, and the problem of fragmentation threatening hopes for a common culture are just some of the subjects discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107606142
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Canto Classics Series
Pages:
181
Sales rank:
464,074
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Stefan Collini; Preface to the second edition; Part I. The Rede Lecture, 1959: 1. The two cultures; 2. Intellectuals as natural luddites; 3. The scientific revolution; 4. The rich and the poor; Part II. The Two Cultures: A Second Look; Notes.

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