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Humanities 2014, 3(4), 699-710; doi:10.3390/h3040699

The Community of Others or What is a Humanist Critique of Empire?

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Received: 4 September 2014 / Revised: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 1 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Encounters between Literature and Philosophy)
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The essay argues that the perceived waning of the influence of the Humanities (Literature, Continental Philosophy, Art, and Religion) and their irrelevance to contemporary problems of globalization and environmental issues is due to a limited exploration of the notion of interdisciplinarity. The essay suggests that, insofar as contemporary power relations pose a problem for our conception of human-being, the resources offered by the humanities acquire a renewed value and power for thinking through the era of the anthropocene. View Full-Text
Keywords: humanities relevance; interdisciplinary; literature and philosophy; globalization; empire; other; J.M. Coetzee; The Age of Iron; other community humanities relevance; interdisciplinary; literature and philosophy; globalization; empire; other; J.M. Coetzee; The Age of Iron; other community
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Seshadri, K.R. The Community of Others or What is a Humanist Critique of Empire? Humanities 2014, 3, 699-710.

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