In an engaging article for New Republic, the acclaimed psychologist, linguist and author Steven Pinker discusses the underlying dislike of science residing in some “humanities people”. This matter is especially relevant to the integrated way sciences and humanities and learned in the Core. Here is an extract from Pinker’s introduction: These thinkers—Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, […]
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