Theory and Knowledge

Too many of us in the Humanities have a sneaky suspicion that we are involved only with kitsch, that we are far removed from the avant-garde which, deep in our hearts, we worry may only be reserved for scientists. I wrote something about this ten days ago, linking our worries to a misunderstanding of the … Continue reading Theory and Knowledge

Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing

Over the past few days, I've been trying to gather a few thoughts on the inferiority complex many of us in the humanities feel when forced to look upon the sciences. For a number of reasons, scientists make some of us feel like we're not real intellectuals, and we've reacted in a number of ways, … Continue reading Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing