What to take, and what to keep? How to teach?
Worth a read:
‘Both of these errors derive from a false analogy between the humanities and the sciences. Humanistic thinking does not proceed by experiments that yield results; it is a matter of mental experiences, provoked by works of art and history, that expand the range of one’s understanding and sympathy.’
Related On This Site: Roger Scruton At The New Atlantis: ‘Scientism In The Arts & Humanities’
From Scientific Blogging: ‘The Humanities Are In Crisis-Science Is Not’
Repost-Adam Kirsch At The New Republic: ‘Art Over Biology’…
Repost-Stanley Fish At The NY Times Blog: ‘The Last Professors: The Corporate Professors And The Fate Of The Humanities’
Evolutionary psychology and moral thinking: Franz De Waal At The NY Times 10/17/10: ‘Morals Without God?’…From The Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy: Charles Sanders Peirce