How to Fix the Permanent Crisis in the Humanities

Prof. Eric Adler and Jessica Hooten Wilson discuss his book Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today in conversation with Reitter and Wellmon’s The Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age. Adler creates a lengthier narrative of the humanities that predates the modern version and shows how rooting the identity of the humanities in this story encourages a return to their humanizing character.

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