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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 382.
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        Date: 2019-11-06 10:07:43+00:00
        From: Dino Buzzetti 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.379: what is...

Dear Mark,

         You ask:

 [2]    From: Mark Wolff 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.373: what is... (127)

[...] Could this mean that the digital humanities is a
transitional discipline, moving away from the humanities as we've know them
for 200 years and leading its practitioners to new and as yet unzoned forms 
of knowledge?

In my opinion Digital Humanities still have a lot to do *for* and *in*
the Humanities. As many scholars engaged in this field have already
observed - Franco Moretti for one - the Digital Humanities can be
thought of as a *meta-discipline* for, as I see it, it comprises two
components, an operational one, that consists in the application of
computational methods to distinct humanities domains, as well as
a theoretical one, that consists in a "critical" (to quote Willard McCarty)
or, more specifically, an epistemological reflection on the adequacy
of such methods to achieve relevant results.

In my Department of Philosophy the professor in the Philosophy of
Science was giving epistemology courses in the faculties of the hard
sciences. So much for the trend to dispose of the Humanities in
higher education.


Dino Buzzetti
formerly Department of Philosophy    
University of Bologna
currently Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII
via san Vitale, 114                  
I-40125 Bologna BO

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