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Ideas on the Nature of Science

Ideas on the Nature of Science( )
Author: Cayley, David
Abram, David
Bavington, Dean
Beck, Ulrich
Berry, Wendell
Daston, Lorraine
Duden, Barbara
Hacking, Ian
Hubbard, Ruth
Latour, Bruno
Lewontin, Richard
Lock, Margaret
Lovelock, James
Maxwell, Nicholas
Midgley, Mary
Pickering, Andrew
Samerski, Silya
Samuel, Sajay
Schaffer, Simon
Sheldrake, Rupert
Smolin, Lee
Wynne, Brian
Young, Allan
Zajonc, Arthur
Editor: Cayley, David
Publication Date:May 2011
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
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If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it? Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering, and controlling the world, where everything was subject to science, but science itself has largely escaped scrutiny. In this fascinating collection of interviews, CBC Radio's Ideas producer David Cayley talks to some of the world's most provocative thinkers about how the ideas of science have directed human thought and shaped...
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Cayley, David (Author)
Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County.

Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work.

As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns.

In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.


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