Jerome Kagan's The Three Cultures

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How does the knowledge produced by the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities differ? Dr Jerome Kagan systemically analyze this question in his book,The Three Cultures, in terms of semantic differences to different patterns. His opinions provide me a new sight to overview the knowledge I learned, am learning and will learn. When I started thinking about the disciplines I have learned, it is exciting that differences are transparent and worthwhile comparing. Karan holds the opinion that the primary concerns, sources of evidence, and concepts remain the most important nodes of differences among natural scientists, social scientists and humanists. As far as I am concerned, I will talk about this question in term of study orientation, study…show more content…
Three academic cultures pay attention to different disciplinary orientations that directly lead to the problems they are able to solve are separate. Like all the natural sciences, the aim of medicinal chemistry is to study the objective material. Medicine, whose focus includes how to compound new medicines; how medicine works in humans’ body and how this process affects humans’ metabolism, therefore at the last stage, the study achievement is suitable to apply to pharmacy. By a logical extension of this point, from physics, chemistry to astronomy, earth science, it can be concluded that every field of natural science has a objective orientation such as the mass, the earth, quantum and molecule medicine economics to study. The values that study these masses are to produce more artificial materials, for instance, airplanes, ships, satellite. According to Kagan, humanities are an understanding of human reactions to events and the meanings humans impose on experience as a function of culture, historical era, and life history. As for history,it is important to appreciate that long-term development of human activities

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