The Marriage of Sense and Thought

Imaginative Participation in Science

Stephen Edelglass, Georg Maier, Hans Gebert and John Davy

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A classic work on the relationship between science and human qualities.

216 x 138 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of the Natural World
160 pages
Publication date:
10 Nov 2011


This is a classic work on the relationship between science and human qualities, made available again for today's readers.

The authors ask questions still relevant today, such as what role can science play in describing everyday human experiences, such as greeting a friend with a smile? They trace the roots of materialism and consider human beings' physical participation in the world.


'In this brilliant book, the authors build a fascinating bridge between science and the world of the senses, a bridge that holds great promise for overcoming the fragmentation and alienation that is so characteristic of our time.'
-- Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life

'Rethinking the foundations of a subject as fundamental to our culture as physics is a bold and challenging initiative... The alternative proposed by the authors could help to heal our alienation from nature -- which we are destroying -- without losing anything of value from science itself.'
-- Brian Goodwin, author of How the Leopard Changed Its Spots and Nature's Due

'This little book opens many important avenues for further research and development. It stands as an invitation to join the project of reimagining science.'
-- Arthur Zajonc, author of Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry: When Knowing Becomes Love


Stephan Edelglass (1935-2000) taught physics at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and was Director of Science at the Threefold Educational Foundation in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Georg Maier is a director of research into nature at the Goetheanum in Dornoch, Switzerland.

Hans Gebert was co-director of the Waldorf Institute of Mercy College, Detroit, Michigan.

John Davy OBE (1927-1984) was co-director of Emerson College in Forest Row in England, and was chair of the Anthroposophical Society of Great Britain.


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