A term coined by C. P. Snow
in his lecture The Two Cultures
to describe the proponents of the liberal arts
, in particular those who do not believe that there can be any other form of intellectual
in the scientific culture.
As he reports G. H. Hardy
Have you noticed how the word "intellectual" is used nowadays? There seems to be a new definition which certainly doesn't include Rutherford or Eddington or Dirac or me. It does seem rather odd, don't y'know?".