Progress and Values in the Humanities : : Comparing Culture and Science / / Volney Gay.

Money and support tend to flow in the direction of economics, science, and other academic departments that demonstrate measurable "progress." The humanities, on the other hand, offer more abstract and uncertain outcomes. A humanist's objects of study are more obscure in certain ways t...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Columbia University Press eBook-Package Backlist 2000-2013
Place / Publishing House:New York, NY : : Columbia University Press, , [2009]
Year of Publication:2009
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Physical Description:1 online resource (288 p.) :; 7 halftones
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. A New Answer
  • 2. Magnification and Cultural Objects
  • 3. Back to Freud, Back to the Greeks!
  • 4. Seven of Nine and Five of Nine
  • 5. Canals on Mars: Exploring Imaginary Worlds
  • 6. Searching for Essences: Freud and Wittgenstein
  • 7. High Art and the Power to Guess the Unseen from the Seen
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Praise for Progress and Values in the Humanities