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The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox

Mending the Gap between Science and the Humanities

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$21.00 • £16.95 • €19.00

ISBN 9780674061668

Publication Date: 10/01/2011


288 pages

6 x 9 inches

36 halftones, 4 line illustrations

Belknap Press

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

  • A Note to the Reader
  • Preface: Introducing the Protagonists
  • I. The Rite and Rights of a Separating Spring
    • 1. Newton’s Light
    • 2. Scientific “World-Making” and Critical Braking
    • 3. So Noble an Hecatombe: The Weight of Humanism
    • 4. The Mandate of Magister Medice: The Threat of Suppression
  • II. From Paradoxical Ages of Bacon to Swift Sweetness and Light
    • 5. The Dynasty of Dichotomy
    • 6. Reintegration in Triumphant Maturity
    • 7. Sweetness and Light as Tough and Healing Truth
  • III. A Saga of Pluribus and Unum: The Power and Meaning of True Consilience
    • 8. The Fusions of Unum and the Benefits of Pluribus
    • 9. The False Path of Reductionism and the Consilience of Equal Regard
  • Epilog: A Closing Tale of Addition to Adagia by Erasure of Erasmus
  • Index

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