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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.