The Kantian insight on Humanities: Sciences and Politics
A presentation presenting Kant's essay as a predecessor of the science and culture wars of today. Affinities with very different authors, like C. P. Snow, F. A. Hayek or Raymond Williams will be proposed. A special focus on the interdisciplinarity issue and today's academic multiculturalism will be made. My point is that Humanities are need to rethink their relation with Social Sciences within the University if they want to survive at all. I will argue in favour of a primordially Graduate teaching of Humanities.
Keywords: Humanities, Social Sciences, Politics
Dr. Carlos Leone
Professor, Social Sciences Department, Universidade Lusófona