“Some people, professors, thinkers, philosophers and whatnot, like to talk about bringing the humanities and sciences together in a comfortable marriage, “just like it used to be.” I say this is a terrible idea “
Indeed. In fact, I say it’s a failure on the part of many a humanities department not to maintain a curriculum without devolving into balkanization and politicization…thus pathetically trying to copy science in search of a new curriculum. Nice try.
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