Why the Humanities Matter

Why the Humanities Matter

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Is there life after postmodernism? Many claim that it sounded the death knell for history, art, ideology, science, possibly all of Western philosophy, and certainly for the concept of reality itself. Responding to essential questions regarding whether the humanities can remain politically and academically relevant amid this twenty-first-century uncertainty, Why the Humanities Matter offers a guided tour of the modern condition, calling upon thinkers in a variety of disciplines to affirm essential concepts such as truth, goodness, and beauty. Offering a lens of qnew humanism, q Frederick Aldama also provides a liberating examination of the current cultural repercussions of assertions by such revolutionary theorists as Said, Foucault, Lacan, and Derrida, as well as Latin Americanists such as Sommer and Mignolo. Emphasizing pedagogy and popular culture with equal verve, and writing in colloquial yet multifaceted prose, Aldama presents an enlightening way to explore what qcultureq actually doesa€”who generates it and how it shapes our identitiesa€”and the role of academia in sustaining it.a€œAesthetic Experience of the Image.a€ In Iconographies of Power: ... In Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology: Essential Works of Foucault 1954a€“1984, volume 2, edited ... Its Discontents. New York: W. W. Norton, 334 why the humanities matter.

Title:Why the Humanities Matter
Author:Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2009-09-15


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