Ambos son una cultura

  1. Martín Municio, Ángel
CTS: Revista iberoamericana de ciencia, tecnología y sociedad

ISSN: 1668-0030 1850-0013

Year of publication: 2003

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 167-176

Type: Article

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Language, the system of human symbolic communication, is the basis for the creation of concepts and for the original human curiosity about nature and past. These are also the elements that make possible communication and transmission of thoughts to other men, which are the beginning of information and culture. This is why this article poses that the world of language involves the whole communication, including science and literature. The two latest, apparently so different, take part at a common basis into social and cultural history, since both use language, though in a different way. The article affirms that it has no sense to draw a linguistic border line between literature and science: art and science share the creativity and the expression of semantic contents. On the contrary, it should be fostered the idea that the only valid model is that of simultaneity and interchange. The emergency, during the last years, of a scientific intellectuality that reliably researches and spreads different issues, and connects with the public in a literary and direct stile, is a proof of this statement.