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The Salvador E. Luria Papers

Title:
The Soluble and the Insoluble or Are Two Cultures Better Than One? pdf (837,079 Bytes) ocr (18,818 Bytes)
The Soluble and the Insoluble or Are Two Cultures Better Than One?
Description:
This is the text of a talk written with Zella Luria on the relationship--and differences--between the humanities and scientific culture. In noting the rise of quantification techniques in certain areas of the humanities, such as cliometrics in history, the Lurias observe that this appears to be at odds with the disciplines' core principles: Among other things, the Lurias ask, how does one measure dignity, freedom, and/or justice? They add that, "Where the usefulness of quantification ends, where problem-solving meets its boundary, there the domain of the humanities begins. If science is the art of the soluble . . . The humanities might well be called the art of the insoluble."
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
11 (837,079 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1974
Creator:
Luria, Salvador E.
Luria, Zella
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Humanities
Exhibit Category:
Later Career: Teacher and Administrator, 1972-1991
Unique Identifier:
QLBBJX
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Works by Luria, 1938-1987
Folder: "The Soluble and the Insoluble"--with Zella Luria, 1974
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-06-14
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