Friday, 27 July 2007

The Western Tradition of Humanistic Studies

“So far as there still survives anything of value from the Western tradition of humanistic studies, it is in spite of most of the people in the universities who are the heirs of that tradition.”
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David Stove, “A Farewell to Arts: Marxism, Semiotics, and Feminism”, Cricket versus Republicanism (Sydney: Quakers Hill Press, 1995), p.14.

3 comments:

dearieme said...

A friend who became an academic in the 50s told me that even then the denizens of the Arts Faculty gave every sign of low morale. I suppose that they were replaced by a generation of charlatans. After all, they presumably thought,if you don't understand what it is you're meant to be doing, fake it.

altaclara said...

They're the heirs to the tradition in the sense that maggots are the heirs to a human body.

Daimyo Higham-Baka-Ohta said...

Oh haven't you hit the nail on the head. That's why I got out, Deogolwulf and "I ain't never goin' back".