Science: The Glorious Entertainment.

Science The Glorious Entertainment None
  • Title: Science: The Glorious Entertainment.
  • Author: Jacques Barzun
  • ISBN: 9780060102401
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Science: The Glorious Entertainment.
    Science: The Glorious Entertainment. By Jacques Barzun,
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    About " Jacques Barzun "

  • Jacques Barzun

    Jacques Martin Barzun was a French born American historian of ideas and culture.


  • The overwhelming impression I got while reading this book is of an old man endlessly puttering with his small figurines, gewgaws, and doodads And as he arranged the tchotkes, he drank, the evening wearing on and him growing and bold in his assertions understanding the world through the organization he finally achieved Some of what he says is clich d, some crazy, and some insightful, despite everything.Like Jacques Barzun is a character in a Bruce Chatwin novel.Barzun is here interested in the [...]

  • A meditation on science and society On the whole, I found it a tremendously engaging and though provoking book, gorgeously written It s a heavy on generalization anecdote and provocative observation, light on statistical or systematic evidence It doesn t demonstrate empirical claims, but it does suggest certain patterns in the cultural world that one cannot help see, afterwards.There s an extended discussion about how the science distribution requirements in college are confused and ineffective [...]

  • Like every Barzun book I ve read, this was filled with amazing insight into western society that I had never thought of or heard from another source Like most good contrarians his thesis on the methods in which science and scientific concepts have infected our lives in irresponsible ways sounds dangerous, but he argues well and expresses his concepts thoroughly Some arguments are overly explained and he sometimes comes off like a crotchety old man complaining about rock and roll music, but it is [...]

  • I m writing about this book, but actually I scanned about 10 Barzun books He protests against a lot of modern decadence, but disappointingly without really having eternal standards to match against it so he comes across as saying that the modern world is bad because it s nothing like the one before a bit of a superficial objection He praises Whitehead s Science and the Modern World, which I m still working on More on this later.

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