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Between One Culture

Essays on Science and Art

  • Robert Schiller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Mythology

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  3. Alchemy

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  4. Poems and Science

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  5. Novels

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  6. Thermodynamics

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  7. Fine Arts

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  8. The Pleasure of Doubt

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About this book

Introduction

This book argues that science and the arts are not two different cultures, but rather different manifestations of the same culture. Divided into seven parts, it presents a collection of translated and revised essays, mostly at the intersection between realia and humaniora. In the first two parts, the author discusses how some myths, both ancient and modern, have become intertwined with scientific ideas. The chapters in the following four parts address poems, novels, plays, and pieces of fine art that have some scientific content, as well as scientific findings which seem to have also been discovered in art. The chapters in the final part examine a number of inspiring doubts and necessary errors in the history of science. This collection of essays, most of which were originally published in Hungarian, is intended for the general public and as such includes no mathematical, physical or chemical formulae. It offers a unique resource for all those curious about the interconnections between science, art and literature.

Keywords

History of Science and Arts Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Theory of Colours Wine-dark sea Universal Science Language Robert Boyle David Hume Humphry Davy Ludwig Boltzmann Wilhelm Ostwald Michael Polanyi Werner Heisenberg Realia and Humaniora

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Schiller
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  1. 1.Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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