Synopses & Reviews
The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterized by a split between two cultures--the arts or humanities on one hand, and the sciences on the other--has a long history. The reissue of The Two Cultures and its successor piece, A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy four years later) has a new introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife.
"Probably the most important statement on the role of science in society yet available." Discovery
This reissue of The Two Cultures has a new introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife.
50th anniversary printing based on C.P Snow's Rede lecture of 1959 that brought the two cultures debate to prominence.
This reissue of Snow's controversial Rede lecture of 1959 and it successor piece A Second Look has a new introduction that charts the history and context of the famous debate on the cultural split between the humanities and the sciences.
Table of Contents
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.