The Controversy of Sciences: Humanities Revisited
Sultan, Sabbar S., (2008) The Controversy of Sciences: Humanities Revisited. International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 4 (2). pp. 1-39. ISSN 1823-6243
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University of Al Isra, Jordan.
The present paper is an attempt to explore the various views of the problematic relation between sciences and humanities. It is a relation marked by a great extent of discontent and misconception. It has six sections. The first section is a theoretical background. The second deals with Wells's fiction. The third is devoted to Huxley's. The fourth is about Snow's writings in this field. The fifth section discusses Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The last section deals with the contribution of the post-modernistic writers to this controversy.
It is not a question of annihilating science but of controlling it. Science is totally dependent on philosophical opinions for all its goals and methods, then it easily forgets. (Nietzsche)
|Additional Information:||Sabbar S. Sultan is an Associate Professor at Al Isra University, Amman, Jordan with interests in literary theory and criticism, and fiction. He has published a number of articles dealing with aspects of literary theory such as "The Image of the Critic in Modern Fiction" (Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2005), "Silence and its Discontents" (Dirasat, University of Jordan, 2007), and "Criticism vs. Life: F. R. Leavis's Example" (University of Petra, Jordan, 2007). His translated works (dates in parentheses) into Arabic including William Righter's Myth and Literature (1992), The Yale Symposium: The Situation of Criticism: From New Formalism to Structuralism (1990), and Peter Munz's When The Golden Bough Breaks: Typology or Criticism (1986).|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences, Economics, Sociology|
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