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Important Dates in the Life of Walker Percy (1916-1990)

From his childhood through his career as a celebrated writer and philosopher


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Training, Recovery, and Discovery

On the Limitations of Science

"What I am about to say is no secret to the scientist, but it is not generally known by the layman. The secret is simply this: the scientist, in practicing the scientific method, cannot utter a single word about an individual thing or creature insofar as it is an individual, but only insofar as it resembles other individuals."

— Walker Percy

Writer: Philosopher and Novelist

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*Read descriptions of all Books by Percy.
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