The Resource The third culture, by John Brockman

The third culture, by John Brockman

Label
The third culture
Title
The third culture
Statement of responsibility
by John Brockman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Third Culture is an eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today - in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe. Thirty-five years ago, C.P. Snow, in a now famous essay, wrote about the polarization of the "two cultures"--Literary intellectuals on the one hand, and scientists on the other. Although he hoped for the emergence of a "third culture" that would bridge the gap, it is only recently - when books such as Daniel C. Dennett's Consciousness Explained, Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind, and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct became bestsellers - that science has changed the intellectual landscape
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brockman, John
Index
index present
LC call number
Q141
LC item number
.B846 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Intellectuals
  • Science and the humanities
  • Intellectuals
  • Science and the humanities
  • Scientists
  • Biologie
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Biologen
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Geisteswissenschaften
  • USA
Label
The third culture, by John Brockman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Brian Goodwin
  • Why is there so much genetic diversity?
  • Steve Jones
  • A battle of words
  • Niles Eldredge
  • Gaia is a tough bitch
  • Lynn Margulis
  • The evolutionary idea.
  • A package of information
  • George C. Williams
  • The pattern of life's history
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • A survival machine
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Biology is just a dance
  • Nicholas Humphrey
  • The emergent self
  • Francisco Varela
  • Language is a human instinct
  • Steven Pinker
  • Consciousness involves noncomputable ingredients
  • Roger Penrose
  • A collection of kludges.
  • Smart machines
  • Marvin Minsky
  • Information is surprises
  • Roger Schank
  • Intuition pumps
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • The thick moment
  • Paul Davies
  • Questions of origins.
  • An ensemble of universes
  • Martin Rees
  • A universe in your backyard
  • Alan Guth
  • A theory of the whole universe
  • Lee Smolin
  • The synthetic path
  • J. Doyne Farmer
  • What was Darwin's algorithm?
  • Plectics
  • Murray Gell-Mann
  • Order for free
  • Stuart Kauffman
  • A dynamical pattern
  • Christopher G. Langton
  • The second law of organization
  • Something that goes beyond ourselves.
  • Close to the singularity
  • W. Daniel Hillis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780684803593
Lccn
95000083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31901447
  • (OCoLC)ocm31901447
Label
The third culture, by John Brockman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Brian Goodwin
  • Why is there so much genetic diversity?
  • Steve Jones
  • A battle of words
  • Niles Eldredge
  • Gaia is a tough bitch
  • Lynn Margulis
  • The evolutionary idea.
  • A package of information
  • George C. Williams
  • The pattern of life's history
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • A survival machine
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Biology is just a dance
  • Nicholas Humphrey
  • The emergent self
  • Francisco Varela
  • Language is a human instinct
  • Steven Pinker
  • Consciousness involves noncomputable ingredients
  • Roger Penrose
  • A collection of kludges.
  • Smart machines
  • Marvin Minsky
  • Information is surprises
  • Roger Schank
  • Intuition pumps
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • The thick moment
  • Paul Davies
  • Questions of origins.
  • An ensemble of universes
  • Martin Rees
  • A universe in your backyard
  • Alan Guth
  • A theory of the whole universe
  • Lee Smolin
  • The synthetic path
  • J. Doyne Farmer
  • What was Darwin's algorithm?
  • Plectics
  • Murray Gell-Mann
  • Order for free
  • Stuart Kauffman
  • A dynamical pattern
  • Christopher G. Langton
  • The second law of organization
  • Something that goes beyond ourselves.
  • Close to the singularity
  • W. Daniel Hillis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780684803593
Lccn
95000083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31901447
  • (OCoLC)ocm31901447

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