Progress in the humanities? comparing the objects of culture and science /

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Main Author: Gay, Volney P. (Volney Patrick), 1948-
Corporate Author: ebrary, Inc
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2010.
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245 1 0 |a Progress in the humanities?  |h [electronic resource] :  |b comparing the objects of culture and science /  |c Volney Gay. 
260 |a New York :  |b Columbia University Press,  |c c2010. 
300 |a xi, 231 p. :  |b ill. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Humanists and their subject matters -- The task of the humanities: looking into the deep -- A new answer -- Magnifying truths: two slide shows -- Searching for the hero: the one who knows -- Large-scale research in the humanities -- 20mule team -- Choir -- Sports team -- Lifeboat -- Distributed computing -- Big science -- Skunk works: discovery at the edges -- Self-understanding as the object of humanistic research -- Deep language: the anxiety of translation -- Magnification and cultural objects -- Fantasies of depth: magnifying cultural objects -- Horizontal analyses in art criticism -- Psychotherapy: part science, part humanities, mostly art -- John Updike, rabbit reruns -- Science, art, metapsychology, and magnification -- Back to Freud, back to the Greeks! -- What counts as progress in the humanities? -- Back to Freud, back to the Greeks! -- Progress in Greek philosophy, literature, and mathematics -- Development and progress in Greek sculpture -- Greek literature, more serious than history -- Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus -- Progress in Greek mathematics: incommensurability -- Seven of nine and five of nine -- Science fiction and psychiatry -- Mapping the boundaries of human being -- Diagnosing the borderline personality: five of nine symptoms -- On the pleasures of science fiction: jumping into the abyss -- Progress as development of the self: from Greek cult to Greek theater -- Canals on mars: exploring imaginary worlds -- Virtual civilizations: Percival Lowell and the Martian Canals -- Pathological science: the limits of vision -- ESP at Duke: the story of J. Rhine -- Cargo cults and the ethics of science -- Thomas MacAulay and English destiny: history as grand narrative -- Searching for essences: Freud and Wittgenstein -- Seeing into the psyche: Freud's diagrams -- Wittgenstein and sharp focusing -- Magnifying truths in philosophical investigations -- The magnification fantasy and ideological leanings -- Cultural artifacts and reductionism -- Learning about the self: new horizons -- Seeing with the brain -- Learning from the market: reason as an interpersonal process -- High art and the power to guess the unseen from the seen -- Does high art convey knowledge? -- Tragedy and mourning as progress -- The power to guess the unseen from the seen -- Reality testing as an intrapsychic process -- Looking outward, three movies -- Blow up -- High anxiety -- The conversation -- Isolating valid signals, making the right cut -- Magnification in humanistic theory. 
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