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Readings from the Scientists: an Anthology

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It has long been a popular misconception that the scientist can be no artist, that science concerns itself with the nature of actual things and the deductions which can be drawn therefrom, and that art is more concerned with the manner of things than with things themselves. This is setting the material and the spiritual at variance with a vengeance. But from its inception in the early seventeenth century the Royal Society advised its members to pay attention to the style in which they wrote, and in the end to labour after a manner of writing which should be "as near the mathematical plainness" as they could. This exactitude and appropriateness of a language form both the science and the art of writing. There is therefore no reason why the scientist should not be an artist in his writing, while artists of more recent date have shown that the man of letters is not infrequently also a scientist.

Hardcover copy in fairly good condition. No dust jacket, and some bumps, particularly in the corners of the cover. Foxing on the front and back of the inside pages, but otherwise the pages are clean and the book is in overall good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
J. Edward Mason
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co., Ltd.

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It has long been a popular misconception that the scientist can be no artist, that science concerns itself with the nature of actual things and the deductions which can be drawn therefrom, and that art is more concerned with the manner of things than with things themselves. This is setting the material and the spiritual at variance with a vengeance. But from its inception in the early seventeenth century the Royal Society advised its members to pay attention to the style in which they wrote, and in the end to labour after a manner of writing which should be "as near the mathematical plainness" as they could. This exactitude and appropriateness of a language form both the science and the art of writing. There is therefore no reason why the scientist should not be an artist in his writing, while artists of more recent date have shown that the man of letters is not infrequently also a scientist.

Hardcover copy in fairly good condition. No dust jacket, and some bumps, particularly in the corners of the cover. Foxing on the front and back of the inside pages, but otherwise the pages are clean and the book is in overall good condition.

Author(s):
J. Edward Mason
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co., Ltd.

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