Replying to Armour:Certainty and Exceptionalism: Threats to a World-Humanities?

Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (4):580-593 (2012)
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This article explores attitudes underscoring arguments I believe are located in Professor Armour's address in the present special issue. I first show how Armour's arguments are intertwined with a resolute belief in the existence of a unique form of knowledge, one particularly attuned to the work of humanities scholars, and then go on to argue this certainty is linked to an antecedent attitude, one of exceptionalism. Spelling out what I find to be troubling about this species of argument leads into thoughts around how a world-humanities might unfold. Such a field must develop as a conscious attempt on the part of scholars to bring about dialogue around how humans can find an appropriate place in the natural world
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DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6253.2012.01747.x
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