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Publication details for Prof Mikhail Epstein

Epstein, Mikhail (2011). On the Future of the Humanities. Insights 4: 13.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

How can the humanities change what they study? How can literary manifestos transform literature, while philosophy produces new alternative worlds? This article offers a fresh look at the old division between theoretical and practical fields of knowledge and suggests futuristic direction for the humanities. The concept of ‘trans-humanities,' the transformative humanities, emphasizes the constructive rather than purely explorative aspect of humanistic inquiry.