22 February 2010

Thought for the day: against the two cultures

According to the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler:
we now have philosophers who know nothing of physics, mathematics, or biology, and I ask myself what they can talk about. We also have chemists, physicists, and biologists who don’t even know Plato, and I wonder what they can be thinking. How to make sense of a complex world like ours when you know nothing about Plato, nothing about what comes from the humanities – that doesn’t seem possible to me. You can do things, but you are an intellectual proletarian. (from an interview to be published in Cultural Politics 6(2))