Philosophy's Artful Conversation

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Theory has been an embattled discourse in the academy for decades. But now it faces a serious challenge from those who want to model the analytical methods of all scholarly disciplines on the natural sciences. What is urgently needed, says D. N. Rodowick, is a revitalized concept of theory that can assess the limits of scientific explanation and defend the unique character of humanistic understanding.Philosophy's Artful Conversation is a timely and searching examination of theory's role in the arts and humanities today. ...

Philosophy's Artful Conversation 2014, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674416673

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