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A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

James J. Bono, Tim Dean, and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Abstract

This book brings together scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the question of their future. What notions of the future, of the human, and of finitude underlie recurring anxieties about the humanities in our current geopolitical situation? How can we think about the unpredictable and unthought dimensions of praxis implicit in the very notion of futurity? The essays here argue that the uncertainty of the future represents both an opportunity for critical engagement ... More

Keywords: humanities, philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, literary studies, emancipatory politics, ethics, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229192
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229192.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James J. Bono, editor

Tim Dean, author

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, author

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