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No Aporias Allowed: Posthumanism and the Humanities

No Aporias Allowed: Posthumanism and the Humanities IVÁN CASTAÑEDA Scientists always stomp around meetings talking about "bridging the two-culture gap," but when scores of people from outside the sciences begin to build just that bridge, they recoil in horror and want to impose the strangest of all gaps of free speech since Socrates: only scientists can speak about science!1 --Latour (1999, 17) No thinking man believes what contradicts his reason. Faith is a natural virtue by which we accept the truths which Elohim has revealed to us through conscience. --Lautréamont (1978, 273) The Argument This is the argument: The discipline of the Humanities warrants reorientation in light of contemporary digital culture. The humanities, as developed from Renaissance Humanism, has always been focused on the study of (mostly western) human culture. 1 Latour explains the difficult task of science studies: "But where does the two-culture debate originate? In a division of labor between the two sides of the campus. One camp deems the sciences accurate only when it has been purged of any contamination by subjectivity, politics, or passion; the other camp, spread out much more widely, deems humanity, morality, subjectivity, or rights worthwhile only when it has been protected from any contact with science, technology, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png symploke University of Nebraska Press

No Aporias Allowed: Posthumanism and the Humanities

symploke , Volume 23 (1) – Dec 31, 2015

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IVÁN CASTAÑEDA Scientists always stomp around meetings talking about "bridging the two-culture gap," but when scores of people from outside the sciences begin to build just that bridge, they recoil in horror and want to impose the strangest of all gaps of free speech since Socrates: only scientists can speak about science!1 --Latour (1999, 17) No thinking man believes what contradicts his reason. Faith is a natural virtue by which we accept the truths which Elohim has revealed to us through conscience. --Lautréamont (1978, 273) The Argument This is the argument: The discipline of the Humanities warrants reorientation in light of contemporary digital culture. The humanities, as developed from Renaissance Humanism, has always been focused on the study of (mostly western) human culture. 1 Latour explains the difficult task of science studies: "But where does the two-culture debate originate? In a division of labor between the two sides of the campus. One camp deems the sciences accurate only when it has been purged of any contamination by subjectivity, politics, or passion; the other camp, spread out much more widely, deems humanity, morality, subjectivity, or rights worthwhile only when it has been protected from any contact with science, technology,

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symplokeUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Dec 31, 2015

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