Goethean Science

At 21, Arthur Zajonc encountered the study of Goethe’s science under his German professor, Alan Cottrell. Goethe’s work represented the possibility of bringing scientific, technical, and academic dimensions of life together with cultural, spiritual, and meaning dimensions, and finding some kind of reconciliation. His first published paper was on Goethe’s color theory and scientific intuition, and Goethean insight continues to illuminate his research, writing and living.