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ERIC Number: EJ870460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Creative Minds: The Search for the Reconciling Principles of Science, the Humanities, Arts and Religion
England, Richard
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2009 n2 2009
Since before the time of writers such as Plato in his "Republic" and "Timaeus"; Martianus Capella in "The Marriage of Mercury and Philology"; Boethius in "De institutione musica"; Kepler in "The Harmony of the Universe"; and many others, there have been attempts to reconcile the various disciplines in the sciences, arts, humanities, and religion within specific principles. These efforts have continued among the various representatives in each discipline. C. P. Snow's texts, "The Two Cultures" and subsequent "The Two Cultures: A Second Look", are examples of a distinguished physicist discussing the conflicting ideologies that can occur, and the potential impact on what constitutes quality education, rational thinking, and societal priorities in general. The purpose of the proposed paper is to suggest that there are common aesthetic principles within the context of belief systems that unify disciplines, and have implications for cultural and societal development. Observations will also be made about the outcomes that may occur and have impact on each of the broadly defined disciplines.
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Language: English
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