John Carey talks to Lewis Wolpert

John Carey and Lewis Waldport discuss the differences and similarities between the scientific and artistic imagination.

John Carey and Lewis Wolpert discuss the fascinating likenesses and differences between the scientific and artistic imagination; the factors governing the directions in which science develops (are they as arbitrary as those determining literary trends?); and the extent to which science and literature can influence one another.

Recorded on: December 12, 2011