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Art and Science: A Tangled Relation

  • James W. McAllisterEmail author
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Abstract

Broaching the topic of the relation between art and science 500 years after the Renaissance plunges us into a complex set of tangled congruities and incongruities in flux. Some writers portray the Renaissance as a golden age in which art and science were united or integrated (Crombie in Hist Sci 18:233–246, 1980). Some go on to lament the fragmentation of areas of human endeavour since the Renaissance, and work to recover hidden unities of purpose and of method between art and science.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy, University of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

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