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The Resource What science offers the humanities : integrating body and culture, Edward Slingerland

What science offers the humanities : integrating body and culture, Edward Slingerland

Label
What science offers the humanities : integrating body and culture
Title
What science offers the humanities
Title remainder
integrating body and culture
Statement of responsibility
Edward Slingerland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What Science Offers the Humanities examines some of the deep problems facing current approaches to the study of culture. It focuses especially on the excesses of postmodernism but also acknowledges serious problems with postmodernism's harshest critics. In short, Edward Slingerland argues that, in order for the humanities to progress, its scholars need to take seriously contributions from the natural sciences - in particular research on human cognition - which demonstrate that any separation of the mind and body is entirely untenable. The author provides suggestions for how humanists might begin to utilize these scientific discoveries without conceding that science has the last word on morality, religion, art, and literature
  • Calling into question such deeply entrenched dogmas as the "blank slate" theory of nature, strong social constructivism, and the ideal of disembodied reason, What Science Offers the Humanities replaces the humanities-sciences divide with a more integrated approach to the study of culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slingerland, Edward G.
Dewey number
001.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B53
LC item number
.S5355 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science and the humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Science and the humanities
  • Humanity
  • Human body
Label
What science offers the humanities : integrating body and culture, Edward Slingerland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exorcising the ghost in the machine -- Embodying culture -- Defending vertical integration
Control code
123767083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780521877701
Lccn
2007016575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123767083
Label
What science offers the humanities : integrating body and culture, Edward Slingerland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exorcising the ghost in the machine -- Embodying culture -- Defending vertical integration
Control code
123767083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780521877701
Lccn
2007016575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123767083

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