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Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film

Murray Smith


Sixty years ago C. P. Snow began his campaign against the ‘two cultures’—the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional ‘literary intellectual’ culture, and the culture of the sciences—urging in its place a ‘third culture’ which would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. Murray Smith argues that, with the ever-increasing influence of evolutionary theory and neuroscience, and the pervasive presence of digital technologies, Snow’s challenge is more relevant than ever. Smith tackles this question i ... More

Keywords: Two cultures, third culture, naturalized aesthetics, theory construction, thick explanation, triangulation, emotion, embodied appraisal, manifest image, scientific image

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Smith, author
University of Kent