Third Culture Beyond the Scientific Revolution

ISBN-10: 0684823446

ISBN-13: 9780684823447

Edition: 1996

Authors: John Brockman

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Thirty-five years ago, C. P. Snow, in a now famous essay, wrote about the polarization of the "two cultures" -- literary intellectuals on the one hand, and scientists on the other. Although he hoped for the emergence of a "third culture" that would bridge the gap, it is only recently that science has changed the intellectual landscape. Brockman's thesis that science is emerging as the intellectual center of our society is brought to life vividly inThe Third Culture,which weaves together the voices of some of today's most influential scientific figures, including: Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins on the implications of evolution Steven Pinker, Marvin Minsky, Daniel C. Dennett, and Roger Penrose on how the mind works Murray Gell-Mann and Stuart Kauffman on the new sciences of complexity The Third Cultureis an honest picture of science in action. It is at once stimulating, challenging, and riveting.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 5/7/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

Introduction
The Emerging Third Culture
The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are.
The Evolutionary Idea
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