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The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magister's Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities By Stephen Jay Gould

The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magister's Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities
by Stephen Jay Gould

Completed shortly before his death, this is the last work of science from the most celebrated popular science writer in the world. and the magister's pox - a censure from the Catholic Church involved in Galileo's downfall: to illustrate the different ways of responding to knowledge - in a scientific, humanistic or fearful way.
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Completed shortly before his death, this is the last work of science from the most celebrated popular science writer in the world. In characteristic form, Gould weaves the ideas of some of Western society's greatest thinkers, from Bacon to Galileo to E. O. Wilson, with the uncelebrated ideas of lesser-known yet pivotal intellectuals. He uses their ides to undo an assumption born in the seventeenth century and continuing to this day, that science and the humanities stand in opposition. Gould uses the metaphor of the hedgehog - who goes after one thing at a measured pace, systematically investigating all; the fox - skilled at many things, intuitive and fast; and the magister's pox - a censure from the Catholic Church involved in Galileo's downfall: to illustrate the different ways of responding to knowledge - in a scientific, humanistic or fearful way. He argues that in fact each would benefit by borrowing from the other.

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GOR002412775
Title
The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magister's Pox: Mending and Minding the Misconceived Gap Between Science and the Humanities
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Condition
Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0099440822
ISBN 13
9780099440826
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.