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Science as AutobiographyThe Troubled Life of Niels Jern$
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Thomas Soderqvist

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300094411

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300094411.001.0001

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“To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul”

“To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul”

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Science as Autobiography

Thomas Söderqvist

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the affair Niels Jerne started with the physician Erna Morch in June 1942. They had met at a midsummer party some years before and had bumped into each other from time to time thereafter. After a particularly lively gathering he had written to her, begging her pardon for having been “very noisy and talkative.” He continued with a long disquisition on the difference between artistic, scientific, and religious knowledge, launching out from his newly acquired insights into Croce's theory of art: “The main thing is for one to experience art, and only with that artistic insight as a basis can there be any point in a conceptual definition of art.” Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, “speaks alike to everyone” and “applies alike to everyone.” .

Keywords:   Niels Jerne, Erna Morch, artistic knowledge, scientific knowledge, religious knowledge, Croce, theory of art

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