Scientism in the arts and humanities

Roger Scruton speaking about his book 'Green P...
Roger Scruton speaking about his book ‘Green Philosophy’ (Photo credit: Policy Exchange)

The conservative philosopher and commentator Roger Scruton laments that:

[The] transformation of the humanities into an anti-cultural force seems to be where we are today — or nearly so. Increasingly, we can see attempts to rectify the humanities’ difficulties by assimilating their subject matter to one or another of the sciences.

Article in the New Atlantis.


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