The Humanities in the Age of Information and Post-Truth (Paperback)Ignacio Lopez-Calvo (editor), Christina Lux (editor), Kwame Anthony Appiah (author of contributions), David Theo Goldberg (author of contributions), David Palumbo-Liu (author of contributions), Robert Newman (author of contributions), David Castillo (author of contributions), William Egginton (author of contributions), Mariet Westermann (author of contributions), Doris Sommer (author of contributions)
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While the reader may suspect that these types of lucubration are a desperate reaction to decreased public funding for the humanities worldwide, a decreased enrollment of students, or anxiety over the future of our profession, there is in this volume a coherent argument for the continued need, perhaps more now than ever, to invest in humanities education if we are to have informed and socially conscious citizens rather than just willing consumers and obedient workers. Furthermore, the essays prove that the humanities and the arts are, after all, not a luxury but an integral part of a complete scholarly education.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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