The Third Culture
Beyond the Scientific Revolution
By (author) John Brockman
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Third Culture by John Brockman
Book DescriptionThirty-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 in The 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 Culture is an honest picture of science in action. It is at once stimulating, challenging, and riveting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684823447
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 6-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Brockman
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"A short, cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about the mind. Edited by John Brockman, with contributions by the world's leading scientists"--
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"The essays contained in this book are unedited transcriptions of scientific talks and conversations between conference participants. Any apparent errors in usage should be considered natural products of speech"--Publisher's note.
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