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The Two Cultures : Canto Classics - C.P. Snow

The Two Cultures

Canto Classics

By: C.P. Snow, Stefan Collini (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9781107606142
Number Of Pages: 179

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The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures – the arts or humanities on one hand and the sciences on the other – has a long history. But it was C. P. Snow's Rede lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media today. This fiftieth anniversary printing of The Two Cultures and its successor piece, A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy four years later) features an introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife. The importance of science and technology in policy run largely by non-scientists, the future for education and research, and the problem of fragmentation threatening hopes for a common culture are just some of the subjects discussed.

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'Both the lecture itself and the controversy it spawned are complex phenomena, and in his editions of Snow's lecture and of the most famous response to it, by the literary critic F. R. Leavis, Stefan Collini has carefully and skillfully disentangled the many strands. The tale he tells is instructive in many respects - and perhaps more important now than it was when Leavis gave his response, fifty years ago.' Alan Jacobs, Books and Culture
"Stefan Collini's introduction and annotation of this new edition of the lecture not only help to contextualize and rehabilitate it but also bring to the surface ideas that have relevance today as academics and educationalists try to address the increasing division between science and the humanities." Yvone Lysandrou, Morning Star
"Both the lecture itself and the controversy it spawned are complex phenomena, and in his editions of Snow's lecture and of the most famous response to it, by the literary critic F. R. Leavis, Stefan Collini has carefully and skillfully disentangled the many strands. The tale he tells is instructive in many respects - and perhaps more important now than it was when Leavis gave his response, fifty years ago." Alan Jacobs, Books and Culture

Introduction Stefan Collini

Preface to the second edition

Part I. The Rede Lecture, 1959

1. The two cultures

2. Intellectuals as natural luddites

3. The scientific revolution

4. The rich and the poor

Part II. The Two Cultures: A Second Look

Notes.

ISBN: 9781107606142
ISBN-10: 1107606144
Series: Canto Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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