Isn't "the new humanities" an arrogant kind of label?
No. If anyone
else wants to contribute to it,
they're welcome. And,
in lieu of any other
serious attempt to rebuild this much-maligned
I may as well
Is "John Henry Calvinist" your real name?
Don't be stupid.
Well, who are you then?
My name is David Mac
Kinnon [born 1962 & not dead yet]
and I live in Brisbane, Australia and, no...I don't pass out
except to consenting
of the opposite sex.
Why don't you review film &
Why don't you review fiction?
Because the major
reviews have a strong bias towards
fiction - as do amateur
review sites. Anyway, whatever type of fiction
the net'll provide you with a plethora of information.
When it comes to
non-specialist, intelligent commentary on non-fiction
in search of ideas, there's a definite shortage
none are predicated on rebuilding the humanities.
Why don't you review "serious"
Why do you write so much about science?
humanities was a broadly integrative
ideal - built around
the non-specialist discipline of rhetoric. If
asked this question
of any of the first generation humanists, they'd've
what the hell you were going on about...
And, given the state of
the anti-humanist, post-Saussurean so-called
"Humanities" today, I think that
a serious dose of what they have been
is definitely needed.
Why don't you write about [some
area I don't know anything about]?
I'm a generalist, not
an encyclopedia. And I am
looking for contributors...
What do you think of [insert
your favorite French
Don't ask - as far
I'm concerned, French "high
got mostly off on
the wrong foot w/Descartes,
and has been busily
mining crap ever since.
Aren't you merely promoting some
form of naive
Next time you wake up
in something other than
consensual reality, let me know.
I like hearing from tourists...
Can you write my assignment for
Yes, but it won't come
cheap. Also, I only do
that kind of work for hire
in intellectually worthless areas
- when I'm in debt & depressed
the current educational order won't
cause things in the real world to screw
up & hurt people.
And, if that's the kind
of degree you're pursuing,
just maybe you should ask yourself:
"is this trip really necessary?"