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Time's Arrow

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter returns to a series of challenges posed famously in C. P. Snow's The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, particularly Snow's assessment of the science-literature agon and his ... More


Minority Culture and the Penguin Public

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the engagement of Scrutiny contributors and F. R. Leavis's pupils with wider publics. F. R. Leavis's idea of ‘minority culture’ was not simply ‘elitist’ but envisioned a chain ... More


Disciplinary Cultures and Tribal Warfare: The Sciences and the Humanities Today

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a balanced, symmetrical account of the sciences and humanities as complementary disciplinary clusters representing different but equally valuable sets of epistemic stances and ... More


The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Howard Marchitello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The reassessment of the ‘two cultures’ of art and science has been one of the most urgent areas of research in literary and historical studies over the last fifteen years. The early modern period is ... More


Mind-Body Dualism and the Two Cultures

Edward Slingerland

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

The distinction between the humanities and the natural sciences is often described in terms of two types of description, “thick” versus “thin,” or two modes of apprehension, “interpretation” ... More


Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book contextualizes, explains and defends the radically new ways of understanding science, truth and knowledge associated with constructivist epistemology and contemporary science studies and ... More


Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Joseph Carroll, Dan P. McAdams, and Edward O. Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This volume gives evidence for the unity of knowledge in evolutionary biology, the evolutionary social sciences, and the evolutionary humanities. It contains 14 separately authored essays, a foreword ... More


Two cultures: Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the formal and thematic (dis)continuities between the earlier and later Quartet novels. It studies the prism of Byatt's involvement with modern notions of the breakdown and ... More


Empathy and Interdisciplinarity

Anne Whitehead

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks how, in the context of the medical humanities, we might productively think across disciplinary domains and boundaries. It draws on Ian McEwan’s Saturday as a focus for positioning ... More


Epilogue

Katja Guenther

in Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288208
eISBN:
9780226288345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288345.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Epilogue returns to the theme of the Introduction, and suggests ways in which this history sheds new light on recent trends in neuroscience—not to offer a full history of the present, but to ... More


Emotion Science and the Heart of a Two-Cultures Problem

Daniel M. Gross and Stephanie D. Preston

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, written jointly by a rhetorician and a neuroscientist, offers a concrete example of the analytic benefits entailed in interdisciplinary collaboration between the two academic cultures. ... More


We are Amphibians

R. S. Deese

in We Are Amphibians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281523
eISBN:
9780520959569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281523.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The focus of this chapter is the fundamental point of commonality between Julian and Aldous Huxley: their sense that the future wellbeing of the human race would depend on a more integrated approach ... More


Before Neuromania

Jason Tougaw

in The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 examines influential texts published during the 1990s, by Oliver Sacks, Kay Redfield Jamison, Temple Grandin, Richard Powers, and David Lodge. The argument of the chapter is that these ... More


Irreconcilable Differences?: With Stephanie Preston

Daniel M. Gross

in Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485034
eISBN:
9780226485171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485171.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The epilogue, co-authored with University of Michigan ecological neuroscientist Stephanie Preston, exemplifies collaborative work across emotion science and the humanities. By first outlining various ... More


The Value of the Humanities

Helen Small

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199683864
eISBN:
9780191764653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book is a critical study of the justifications for the humanities that have been most influential in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and still exert persuasive power now. The main claims ... More


Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film

Murray Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790648
eISBN:
9780191837791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790648.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Sixty years ago C. P. Snow began his campaign against the ‘two cultures’—the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional ‘literary intellectual’ culture, and the culture of the ... More


The Limits of Consilience and the Problem of Scientism

Massimo Pigliucci

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

E.O. Wilson’s “consilience” project adopts a particular reductionist conception of the word consilience, as opposed to the more generally accepted meaning—among philosophers—of inference to the best ... More


Approaches to a Concept of Simulation

Inge Hinterwaldner

in The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

It can be shown that the different conceptions of ‘simulation’ (the one of culture critique on the one hand and the denomination of technical applications on the other) that seem to be incompatible ... More


Besieged

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

In 1959, Snow delivered his famous lecture ‘Two Cultures’ in which he called for a civilized conversation between the sciences and the humanities. In response to Snow’s lecture, the well-known ... More


| 1777–1851 | 1777–1851 Introduction

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The prologue introduces Hans Christian Ørsted and his main accomplishments in scientific research and education. Although this is the first comprehensive and contextual biography his achievements ... More


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