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ERIC Number: EJ1018860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Imagining the Humanities--Amid the Inhuman
Barnett, Ronald
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v13 n1-2 p42-53 Feb-Apr 2014
The rationale for retaining the humanities in universities in the 21st century is not self-evident. A case for the humanities can only be fully made against a sense of their loss or their absence. Some say that we are already in a post-human society, but what role might the humanities play in such a society? Presumably, the fate of the humanities is bound up with a sense as to what it is to be human, and that such being-human, such human being, has value. The humanities are rather self-centred, it seems, according human being a special place on this planet. Perhaps some modesty is called for. The humanities go through crises--a crisis of the humanities--every decade or so. Are we currently in the midst of just such a crisis? Or is it a terminal crisis? It may be that a new kind of imaginative and critical humanities awaits.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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