James Leroy Wilson's blog

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Science and the Humanities

Frederick Turner and David Brin take the Humanities to task for abandoning the promise of the Enlightenment by moving from the promise of "free will" to "will to power." The discoveries of science have made us better off, but how have the humanities changed us or enlightened us? Ironically, the humanities have become deterministic, while the sciences are full of freedom and creativity.


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1 comment:

  1. I posted a comment on David Brin's blog on the topic. I have a new perspective on me now. But i had that coming anyway. My poem niche science says a lot of the same things. The problem is thatthe humanities have lost the concepts of justice, peace and numerous other terms that had meaning before minitrue language changes like 'Department of Homeland Security' became the norm.

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