[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.176.107. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
November 1969

Toward a Unity of Knowledge: Psychological Issues (vol 6, No. 2, Monograph 22).

Author Affiliations
 

Edited by Marjorie Grene, PhD. Price, $5.00. Pp 302. International Universities Press, Inc., 239 Park Ave South, New York 10003, 1969.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21(5):631. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740230119017

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Increasing concern with the progressive compartmentalization and fragmentation of human knowledge, and the attendant alienation of man, has led to numerous interdisciplinary attempts to reassemble Humpty Dumpty. The present monograph consists of a selection of formal papers and discussions from the first meeting of the Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity held at Bowdoin College in 1965. The group was composed of distinguished scholars from various disciplines ranging from theoretical physics and biology through the arts, humanities, and philosophy.

Though presented at a moderately high level of abstraction, understanding is facilitated by the limitation of specialty jargon and a concerted attempt to eliminate the barriers of communication between disciplines. Nonetheless, a prerequisite for responsiveness by the reader to the over-all purpose of the proceedings is some degree of frustration and disillusionment with the limitations and confinement of his given field of practice.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×