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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Otto A. Bird on The Two Cultures

A surprising, if not startling, omission in the original formulation of the Snow-Leavis controversy over the two cultures was the lack of any reference to philosophy. Yet certainly the most fundamental of all the issues on which they were divided was a philosophical one, namely that regarding our best and most fundamental knowledge. --Otto A. Bird (1914-2009), Cultures in Conflict: An Essay in the Philosophy of the Humanities (1976) p. 125

(Terrence Berres)

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