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Darwinian misadventures in the humanities

Author: Eugene Goodheart
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent decades the humanities have been in thrall to postmodern skepticism, while Darwinists, brimming with confidence in the genuine progress they have made in the sciences of biology and psychology, have set their sights on rescuing the humanities from the ravages of postmodernism. In this volume, Eugene Goodheart attacks the neo-Darwinist approach to the arts and articulates a powerful defense of humanist  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Goodheart
ISBN: 9781412806619 1412806615
OCLC Number: 138340077
Description: vii, 127 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reducing literature and the arts --
Demystifying religion --
Reinventing ethics --
Is history a science? --
Condescending to science --
In defense of dualism.
Responsibility: Eugene Goodheart.
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-Probing the implications of contemporary theory, Goodheart (emer., humanities, Brandeis Univ.) offers a cautionary overview of the criticism that has emerged in the aftermath of postmodernism. The Read more...

 
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