The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magisters Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities Stephen Jay Gould

ISBN: 9781448114238

Published: December 31st 2011

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288 pages


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The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magisters Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities  by  Stephen Jay Gould

The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magisters Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities by Stephen Jay Gould
December 31st 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781448114238 | 7.77 Mb

Completed shortly before his death, this is the last work of science from the most celebrated popular science writer in the world.In characteristic form, Gould weaves the ideas of some of Western societys greatest thinkers, from Bacon to Galileo toMoreCompleted shortly before his death, this is the last work of science from the most celebrated popular science writer in the world.In characteristic form, Gould weaves the ideas of some of Western societys greatest thinkers, from Bacon to Galileo to E.

O. Wilson, with the uncelebrated ideas of lesser-known yet pivotal intellectuals. He uses their ides to undo an assumption born in the seventeenth century and continuing to this day, that science and the humanities stand in opposition. Gould uses the metaphor of the hedgehog - who goes after one thing at a measured pace, systematically investigating all- the fox - skilled at many things, intuitive and fast- and the magisters pox - a censure from the Catholic Church involved in Galileos downfall: to illustrate the different ways of responding to knowledge - in a scientific, humanistic or fearful way.

He argues that in fact each would benefit by borrowing from the other.



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