The transformative humanities : a manifesto

Mikhail Epstein ; translated and edited by Igor Klyukanov

In his famous classification of the sciences, Francis Bacon not only catalogued those branches of knowledge that already existed in his time, but also anticipated the new disciplines he believed would emerge in the future: the "desirable sciences." Mikhail Epstein echoes, in part, Bacon's vision and outlines the "desirable" disciplines and methodologies that may emerge in the humanities in response to the new realities of the twenty-first century. Are the humanities a purely scholarly field, or should they have some active, constructive supplement? We know that technology serves as the practical extension of the natural sciences, and politics as the extension of the social sciences. Both technology and politics are designed to transform what their respective disciplines study objectively. The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto addresses the question: Is there any activity in the humanities that would correspond to the transformative status of technology and politics? It argues that we need a practical branch of the humanities which functions similarly to technology and politics, but is specific to the cultural domain.

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  • Acknowledgments Foreword, by Caryl Emerson (Princeton University)Introduction Part One. An Open Future Chapter 1. From Post- to Proto-: Toward a New Prefix in Cultural Vocabulary Chapter 2. Chronocide: A Prologue to the Resurrection of Time Chapter 3. Mikhail Bakhtin and the Future of the Humanities Part Two. Humans and Texts Chapter 4. Reconfigurations of Textuality Chapter 5. " ". Ecophilogy: Text and its Environment Chapter 6. Semiurgy: From Language Analysis to Language Synthesis Chapter 7. Scriptorics: An Introduction to the Anthropology and Personology of Writing Part Three. Humans and Machines Chapter 8. The Fate of the Human in the Posthuman Age Chapter 9. The Art of World-Making and the New Vocation for Metaphysics Chapter 10. Information Trauma and the Evolution of the Human Species Chapter 11. Horrology: The Study of Civilization in Fear of Itself Part Four. Humans and Humans Chapter 12. Universics: From Relativism to Critical Universality Chapter 13. Micronics: The Study of Small Things Chapter 14. From Body to Self: What Is It Like To Be What You Are? Chapter 15. Differential Ethics: From the Golden Rule to the Diamond Rule Part Five. The Future of Wisdom. Creative Theory Chapter 16. What Is 'The Interesting?' Chapter 17. Philosophy's Return to Wisdom Chapter 18. Logos and Sophia: Sophian Disciplines Chapter 19. The Philosophy of the Possible and the Possibilities of Philosophy Chapter 20. The Mass of Knowledge and the Energy of Thinking In Place of a Conclusion: A New Introduction to Future Thinking Glossary ReferencesIndex

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書名 The transformative humanities : a manifesto
著作者等 Ėpshteĭn, Mikhail
Epstein Mikhail
Klyukanov Igor E.
Klyukanov Igor
出版元 Bloomsbury
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 xxiii, 318 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781441155078
NCID BB13266952
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言語 英語
原文言語 ロシア語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国