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English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

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In his own case, the voice of Lewis Eliot is close to the voice of C.P. Snow. As Eliot views the affairs of man and the nature of man, Snow also views them: each has a realistic, unsentimental appraisal that is, at the same time, accepting.
The students were required to read Two Cultures by C.P. Snow first, followed by Part 6 of Art of Mathematics by J.P.
Lindemann biographer C.P. Snow warned that "if you are going to have a scientist in a position of isolated power, the only scientist among non-scientists, it is dangerous, when he has bad judgment." Famelo writes that while it can be argued that Churchill also had others advising him, not just Lindemann, "Churchill made a serious error in putting so much weight on the opinion of one scientist, whose weaknesses were so well known to his peers."
Perhaps these latter figures may turn out to be windmills, driving the still-quixotic dialogue between the two "cultures," in C.P. Snow's (in)famous phraseology.
Reflecting on the likes of C.P. Snow's "The Two Cultures", I will argue that the liberal arts provide the best means for truly making sense of the meaning/meaninglessness of life.
What got me so interested was a book by C.P. Snow in the 1950s about the conflict between humanities and science.
C.P. Snow wrote in 1965 about two cultures of sciences and social sciences and lamented the indifference and ignorance of non-scientists who are well-versed in humanities but are unable to realize the intellectual and artistic context of modern science.
Drawing from the concepts on culture found in C.P. Snow's The Two Cultures, this book provides those studying art, design, biology, and colour studies a culturally plural examination of colour and culture.
It is an attempt to bridge, through the concept of holism and interdisciplinary methodology, the empirical culture of biology and the literary culture of economics and thus finish with what C.P. Snow has called "the two cultures." Bioeconomics is a paradigmatic shift in the development of the economy-environment disciplines such as natural resource economics, environmental economics and ecological economics.
I had to go and see the man who was in charge of all university appointments in science, C.P. Snow. I knew that he had written a novel and I went to see him on a grey December day in 1941.
We're past the gulf between two cultures--science and the humanities--that C.P. Snow identified when he bemoaned that literary intellectuals knew The Tempest but not their thermodynamics.
And there are two cultures, as C.P. Snow said: science and non-science (whether that non-science is a humanities discipline, a religion, a superstition or something else).
A half century ago, British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow lamented the divisions between natural scientists and humanities scholars of his day in his lecture The Two Cultures.