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Life is a miracle : an essay against modern superstition

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2000.
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"In Life is a Miracle, Wendell Berry urges us to begin a "conversation out of school." Believing we are on a course of arrogant and dangerous behavior in science and other intellectual disciplines, this proclamation against modern superstition recommends a shift in priorities and goals. Berry observes, "it is clearly bad for the sciences and the arts to be divided into 'two cultures.' It is bad for scientists to be  Read more...
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Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Life is a miracle.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2000
(OCoLC)654401308
Named Person: Edward O Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1582430586 9781582430584 9781582431413 1582431418
OCLC Number: 43615710
Description: 153 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ignorance --
Propriety --
On Edward O. Wilson's Consilience --
Reduction and religion --
Reduction and art --
A conversation out of school --
Toward a change of standards --
Some notes in conclusion.
Responsibility: Wendell Berry.

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"In Life is a Miracle, Wendell Berry urges us to begin a "conversation out of school." Believing we are on a course of arrogant and dangerous behavior in science and other intellectual disciplines, this proclamation against modern superstition recommends a shift in priorities and goals. Berry observes, "it is clearly bad for the sciences and the arts to be divided into 'two cultures.' It is bad for scientists to be working without a sense of obligation to cultural tradition. It is bad for artists and scholars in the humanities to be working without a sense of obligation to the world beyond the artifacts of culture." They must be the subjects of one complex conversation."--Jacket.

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