The Three Cultures
Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities in the 21st Century
- Author: Jerome Kagan, Harvard University, Massachusetts
In 1959 C. P. Snow delivered his now-famous Rede Lecture, 'The Two Cultures,' a reflection on the academy based on the premise that intellectual life was divided into two cultures: the arts and humanities on one side and science on the other. Since then, a third culture, generally termed 'social science' and comprised of fields such as sociology, political science, economics, and psychology, has emerged. Jerome Kagan's book describes the assumptions, vocabulary, and contributions of each of these cultures and argues that the meanings of many of the concepts used by each culture are unique to it and do not apply to the others because the source of evidence for the term is special. The text summarizes the contributions of the social sciences and humanities to our understanding of human nature and questions the popular belief that biological processes are the main determinant of variation in human behavior.Read more
- A detailed analysis of the premises, contributions, and language of the three cultures
- A summary of the important advances made by social scientists
- An argument for the role of the humanist in society
25th Jun 2018 by Krispin18
It's thorough, precise and exactly what I needed to further my studies.
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- Date Published: May 2009
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511512858
- contains: 1 table
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Table of Contents
1. Characterizing the three cultures
2. The natural sciences
3. Social sciences 1
4. Social sciences 2
5. The humanities
6. Current tensions.
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