Science or Literature?: The Divergent Cultures of Discovery and Creation

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Donald R. Maxwell discusses the differences and similarities in the cultures and disciplines of literature and science, the origin of this dichotomy, the distinction in the use of language, and the differences in the practice of the two cultures. As distinct from literature, the physical sciences are empirical and concern truths that cannot be deduced intuitively. Science, not literature, is cumulative, predictive, and reproducible and its language is transparent and unambiguous. Literature attempts to give utterance to the ...

Science or Literature?: The Divergent Cultures of Discovery and Creation 2000, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820450094

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