Green Leavis

Not Anti-Science but ‘Green’ before green was mainstream


“ 'They have the future in their bones,' said Lord Snow of his scientific friends. His intention was plainly euphoric, but we can't help thinking of those unintended consequences of man's mastery which already manifest themselves in his bones. Lord Todd, of course, is professionally more interested in the chemical control of nature than in the potentialities of nuclear fission. My point, however, at the moment is that the Snow-Todd mode of thought, or non-thought, eliminates cultural continuity, excluding thus any more adequate idea of 'society' than that which belongs to Social Studies.”


Leavis, FR. (1972) 'Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope' in Nor Shall My Sword, p. 182, London: Chatto and Windus


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