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The Allure of Science for the Arts: Reflections

This post is concerned with objectivity and its role in the Arts, especially literature. Objective or scientific thinking on the face of it, is alien to the Arts just as subjectivity is outside the realm of science. And yet that highest of art forms, music, is understood in systematic and objective terms. Just as that purest of sciences, mathematics, is considered more of an art than a science in its […]

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Getting to the Good Stuff: The Art of Creative Writing

They say there is prose and verse and you can have poetry in either. This strikes me as true. Literature is an art, not a science. Living is an art, not a science. This is why the term ‘Arts’ is often associated with, and even interchangeable with, the term ‘Humanities’. The American poet, Jim Morrison, was once asked about the cross he wore around his neck at the Doors’ famous gig […]

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