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Author Kagan, Jerome.

Title The three cultures : natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in the 21st century / Jerome Kagan.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Univ. Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages)
Note "Revisiting C.P. Snow"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-300) and index.
Contents Characterizing the three cultures -- The natural sciences -- Social sciences 1 -- Social sciences 2 -- The humanities -- Current tensions.
Summary 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.--Publisher description.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Science and the humanities -- 21st century.
Biology -- History -- 21st century.
Social sciences -- History -- 21st century.
Humanities -- History -- 21st century.
Science -- History -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
In: Cambridge Books online
Other Form: Print version: Kagan, Jerome. Three cultures. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Univ. Press, ©2009 9780521518420 0521518423 (DLC) 2009001263 (OCoLC)286431772
ISBN 9780511576638 (electronic bk.)
0511576633 (electronic bk.)
9780511518003 (electronic bk.)
0511518005 (electronic bk.)
0521518423 (hardcopy)
9780521518420 (hardcopy)
0521732301 (pbk.)
9780521732307 (pbk.)
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