Human reality … is by nature an unhappy consciousness with no possibility of surpassing its unhappy stateIt’s lucky I’m reading this quote from Sartre in the context of an article that is about to take a much happier theoretical turn! :)
It’s about source-based information rather than hearsay, reflective criticism, multiple source triangulation and many of the other methods of scientific inquiry taught in the humanities today.
From Vincent Hendricks’ article: http://theconversation.com/in-the-digital-age-the-humanities-can-afford-to-go-on-the-offensive-24547
Is it really correct to describe these as “methods of scientific inquiry”? My understanding is that they have at least as much of a basis, maybe even a stronger basis, in inquiry originating in the humanities itself.