Tag Archives: Humanities and the Sciences

B.A. completed! M.A. to follow!

Having completed the last two requirements of undergraduate work despite not being enrolled (done via CLEPs!) I am now awaiting the final result of a degree audit to make sure everything is on point.

This has been an amazing journey full of pain, sacrifice, exultation, and wonder.

I finished with a flourish — this was not easy but instead rather traumatic. I’m still recovering.

Looking forward to starting my graduate chapter! (Assuming I get a TA post to cover tuition… )

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Symbolic Systems adjuvant: “Wittgenstein’s forgotten lesson” from Prospect

“Scientism takes many forms. In the humanities, it takes the form of pretending that philosophy, literature, history, music and art can be studied as if they were sciences, with ‘researchers’ compelled to spell out their ‘methodologies’—a pretence which has led to huge quantities of bad academic writing, characterised by bogus theorising, spurious specialisation and the development of pseudo-technical vocabularies. Wittgenstein would have looked upon these developments and wept.”

[ Full article in Prospect ]