George Orwell, “What is Science?” Linked here is George Orwell’s 1945 essay, “What is Science?” I considered including this as an early essay in this class, but decided to replace it with other things.
Here Orwell distinguishes between “science” as a style of critical thought and “science” as a set of practices or a body of knowledge about the world. Conscious of the ethical imperative of his time, Orwell emphasizes the importance of the former. rather than the latter, in education. This illustrative image is in the public domain, archived on the wikimedia commons: