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Permanent crisis : the humanities in a disenchanted age

Permanent crisis : the humanities in a disenchanted age

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단행본
개인저자
Reitter, Paul, author. Wellmon, Chad, 1976-, author.
서명 / 저자사항
Permanent crisis : the humanities in a disenchanted age / Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon.
발행사항
Chicago ;   London :   The University of Chicago Press,   2021.  
형태사항
326 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780226738062
요약
"Any reader of the Chronicle of Higher Education can tell you that the humanities are in crisis. Seen as irrelevant for modern careers and hopelessly devoid of funding, humanistic disciplines seem at the mercy of modernizing forces driving the university towards academic pursuits that pull in grant money and direct students to lucrative careers. But as Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon show, this crisis isn't new--in fact, it's as old as the humanities themselves. Today's humanities scholars experience and react to basic pressures in ways that are strikingly similar to the response of their nineteenth-century German counterparts. In German universities of the 1800s, as in those in the United States today, humanities scholars felt threatened by the very processes that allowed the modern humanities to flourish, such as institutional rationalization and the commodification of knowledge. But Reitter and Wellmon also emphasize the constructive side of crisis discourse. They claim that the self-understanding of the modern humanities didn't merely take shape in response to a perceived crisis; it also made crisis a core part of its project. The humanities came into their own by framing themselves as a unique resource for resolving crises of meaning and value that threatened other cultural or social goods. With this critical, historical perspective, Permanent Crisiscan take humanists beyond the usual scolding, exhorting, and handwringing into clearer, more effective thinking about the fate of the humanities. Furthering ideas from Max Weber and Friedrich Nietzsche to Andrew Delbanco and William Deresiewicz, Reitter and Wellmon dig into the notion of the humanities as a way to find meaning and coherence in the world"--
내용주기
Introduction -- The modern university and the dream of intellectual unity -- The lament of the melancholy mandarins -- Philology and modernity : Nietzsche on education -- The mandarins of the lab : the humanities in "the age of the natural sciences" -- The consolation of the modern humanities -- Max Weber, scholarship, and modern asceticism -- Crisis, democracy, and the humanities in America -- Conclusion.
서지주기
Includes bibliographical references and index.
일반주제명
Humanities. Humanities --Germany --History --19th century. Education, Higher --Germany --History --19th century. Humanities --United States --History.
주제명(지명)
Germany --Intellectual life --19th century.
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목차

Introduction
1.The Modern University and the Dream of Intellectual Unity
2. The Lament of the Melancholy Mandarins
3. Philology and Modernity: Nietzsche on Education
4. The Mandarins of the Lab: The Humanities in "the Age of the Natural Sciences"
5. The Consolation of the Modern Humanities
6. Max Weber, Scholarship, and Modern Asceticism
7. Crisis, Democracy, and the Humanities in America
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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