Truth and Method; or Humanities Scholarship as a Science of Exceptions

14 May 2015, 17:00 - 18:30

Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

The event is free to attend and open to all. Registration is not required.

Professor Jerome McGann (University of Virginia) will give a public lecture as part of the CRASSH Mellon CDI Visitng Fellowship programme.

Abstract

As my title suggests, Hans-George Gadamer's dialectic of enlightenment is my point of reference. I mean to recover and revise Gadamer's thought by shifting it from a philosophical to a philological perspective. From the living example of certain individuals, I propose a model of humanist enquiry that seems to me worth preserving and emulating, particularly now when educational policy is reinvesting so heavily in a technical expertise offered by the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

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