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humanties AND sciences ?! 

The humanities are not simply vehicles of aesthetic reward and intellectual inspiration, as valuable as those purposes are. Science and technology aspire to clean, clear answers to problems as elusive as those answers might be. The humanities address ambiguity, doubt, and skepticism—essential underpinnings in a complex and diverse society and a turbulent world. via Why …

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circulation vs. capitalization? 

"" Seth Godin tells about self-publishing his new book, Stop Stealing Dreams.

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conflicting faculties 

"The severe underdevelopment of my comments can perhaps be excused if one considers that the conflict of the faculties is a topic that doesn't belong to my own professional competence, or indeed to anyone else's. Whether there can be professional competence on this subject is one of the questions my remarks will inevitably raise, and …

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Dewey and Wittgenstein 

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote a book called On Certainty. "As we have seen, Wittgenstein sought to uncover a type of certainty that is in fundamental relation with human action. This is a kind of certainty presupposed by specific inquires and language-games. It is grounded in our actual lives, and thus Wittgenstein offered a humanistic view of …

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Cavell on philosophical disciplinarity.. 

"When you wish to make serious art popular what you are wishing is to widen the audience for the genuine article.  Is this what someone wants who wants to widen the audience for philosophy by writing summaries or descriptions of philosophical works?  Or is he, as in the case of popular science, providing simplifications which …

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Interdisciplined 2010 

Yeah, hello! So I've been doing this since last year; it started at Fordham, and came with me when I migrated here... This summer we read Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt's EMPIRE.  Nuff said. This fall, I think we are going to do Deleuze and Guattari's ANTI-OEDIPUS.  It's just a reading group, for now, but …

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