Repost-Adam Kirsch At The New Republic-‘Technology Is Taking Over English Departments’

Full piece here.

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

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