[Humanist] 25.460 unworthy
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Nov 11 09:16:49 CET 2011
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 460.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:01:40 -0800
From: Jascha Kessler <urim1 at verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.458 unworthy?
In-Reply-To: <20111110082947.167171F5224 at woodward.joyent.us>
It is a question about worth. W.H. Auden in his Phi Beta Kappa address at
Harvard offered this: "Thou shalt not commit a social science." And he
was no Born-Again Xtian writer, for sure....
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:29 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 458.
> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
> Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 13:06:52 -0200
> From: renata lemos-morais <renata at nomadesign.com.br>
> Subject: "the human sciences have yet to prove their worth"
> "Earlier this year, Senator Tom Coburn published a report called “Under the
> Microscope,” in which he criticized the funding of any research he couldn’t
> immediately understand as important. Of particularly dubious value, in
> Coburn’s opinion, are the behavioral and social sciences—including my own
> field, psychology. Following his report, Coburn proposed eliminating the
> National Science Foundation’s funding for these “human” sciences, writing:
> “…do any of these social studies represent obvious national priorities that
> deserve a cut of the same pie as astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth
> science, physics and oceanography?” Mo Brooks, the chair of a congressional
> panel considering such cuts, echoed this opinion. Brooks explicitly claimed
> that the human sciences have yet to prove their worth"
> more at:
> *renata lemos-morais*
Professor of English & Modern Literature, UCLA
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