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Science Philosophy & Social Aspects

Science and the Creative Spirit

Essays on Humanistic Aspects of Science

edited by Harcourt Brown

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
Philosophy & Social Aspects, Cultural, Humanism
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In the world of today, men on both sides of the science-humanities barrier feel an urgent need for mutual understanding. This symposium sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, stressed that it is only in a spirit of disinterested yet sincere evaluation that science and humanism can escape disastrous consequences in the future. Karl W. Deutsch (M.I.T.) deals with the general area of interplay between the sciences and the non-scientific aspects of our culture. F.E.L. Priestley (University of Toronto) discusses the impact of science on English literature. David Hawkins (University of Colorado) surveys the anthropological background of science. Harcourt Brown (Brown University) gives an account of the influence of the scientific outlook in French literary culture, and contributes an introduction explaining how the book came to be written.

About the author

Harcourt Brown (1900-1990), Emeritus Professor of French in Brown University, was living in Parry Sound, Ontario up to the time of his death. He had been a member of the History of Science Society since 1934, and is the author of Scientific Organizations in Seventeenth-Century France and editor of Science and the Creative Spirit.

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