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The claim of language : a case for the humanities

Author: Christopher Fynsk
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004.
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In The Claim of Language, Christopher Fynsk clearly and eloquently defends and rearticulates the humanities from a perspective that moves beyond the political and philosophical reductions of identity politics. Leaving aside polemics, Fynsk asserts that discourses in the humanities will find real ethical-political purchase when they engage with the material events in art, literature, and social life that call for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fynsk, Christopher, 1952-
Claim of language.
Minneapolis, Minn. ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004008525
Named Person: Gérard Granel
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Fynsk
ISBN: 9780816696758 0816696756
OCLC Number: 133163571
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 106 pages)
Contents: Introduction : toward fundamental research in the humanities --
A politics of thought : Gerard Granel's De l'université --
Acts of engagement --
The claim of language : a case for the humanities.
Responsibility: Christopher Fynsk.

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In The Claim of Language, Christopher Fynsk clearly and eloquently defends and rearticulates the humanities from a perspective that moves beyond the political and philosophical reductions of identity politics. Leaving aside polemics, Fynsk asserts that discourses in the humanities will find real ethical-political purchase when they engage with the material events in art, literature, and social life that call for humanistic reflection.

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