Understanding: Art and science

@article{Elgin2005UnderstandingAA,
  title={Understanding: Art and science},
  author={Catherine Z. Elgin},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={13-28}
}
The arts and the sciences perform many of the same cognitive functions, both serving to advance understanding. This paper explores some of the ways exemplification operates in the two fields. Both scientific experiments and works of art highlight, underscore, display, or convey some of their own features. They thereby focus attention on them, and make them available for examination and projection. Thus, the Michelson-Morley experiment exemplifies the constancy of the speed of light. Jackson… CONTINUE READING

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