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Quest for the Unity of Knowledge

[Paperback]

by David Lowenthal

    • Author

      David Lowenthal

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      November 2018

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      Is unity of knowledge possible? Is it desirable? Two rival visions clash. One seeks a single way of explaining everything known and knowable about ourselves and the universe. The other champions diverse modes of understanding served by disparate kinds of evidence. Contrary views pit science against the arts and humanities. Scientists generally laud and seek convergence. Artists and humanists deplore amalgamation as a threat to humane values.

      These opposing perspectives flamed into hostility in the 1950s "Two Cultures" clash. They culminate today in new efforts to conjoin insights into physical nature and human culture, and new fears lest such syntheses submerge what the arts and humanities most value.

      This book, stemming from David Lowenthal's inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Lectures, explores the Two Cultures quarrel's underlying ideologies. Lowenthal shows how ingrained bias toward unity or diversity shapes major issues in education, religion, genetics, race relations, heritage governance, and environmental policy.

      Aimed at a general academic audience, Quest for the Unity of Knowledge especially targets those in conservation, ecology, history of ideas, museology, and heritage studies.

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      • Author

        David Lowenthal

      • Book Format

        Paperback / softback

      • Publisher

        Routledge

      • Published

        November 2018

      • Weight

        336g

      • Dimensions

        156 x 234 x 13 mm

      • ISBN

        9781138625686

      • ISBN-10

        113862568X

      • Eden Code

        5587603

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      • Author/Creator: David Lowenthal

      • ISBN: 9781138625686

      • Publisher: Routledge

      • Release Date: November 2018

      • Weight: 336g

      • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 13 mm

      • Eden Code: 5587603


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