The Claim of the Humanities: A Discussion with Christopher Fynsk

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Counter-Institutions

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226658
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235131 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

The Claim of the Humanities: A                   Discussion with Christopher Fynsk

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This chapter presents the author's discussion with Christopher Fynsk about his book The Claim of Language, which contributes to current debates about the state of the contemporary university and makes a case for the humanities as a way to think the question of the university's future. The discussion — which took place by e-mail over a short period of two or three weeks — stages a “transatlantic” encounter and conversation between two academics interested in the predicament of the university today, and brings together different perceptions of the debate in Britain and North America.

Keywords: Christopher Fynsk; humanities; The Claim of Language; language; university

Chapter.  12674 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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