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Acknowledgments Foreword, by Caryl Emerson (Princeton University)Introduction Part One. An Open Future Chapter 1. From Post- to Proto-: Toward a New Prefix in Cultural Vocabulary Chapter 2. Chronocide: A Prologue to the Resurrection of Time Chapter 3. Mikhail Bakhtin and the Future of the Humanities Part Two. Humans and Texts Chapter 4. Reconfigurations of Textuality Chapter 5. " ". Ecophilogy: Text and its Environment Chapter 6. Semiurgy: From Language Analysis to Language Synthesis Chapter 7. Scriptorics: An Introduction to the Anthropology and Personology of Writing Part Three. Humans and Machines Chapter 8. The Fate of the Human in the Posthuman Age Chapter 9. The Art of World-Making and the New Vocation for Metaphysics Chapter 10. Information Trauma and the Evolution of the Human Species Chapter 11. Horrology: The Study of Civilization in Fear of Itself Part Four. Humans and Humans Chapter 12. Universics: From Relativism to Critical Universality Chapter 13. Micronics: The Study of Small Things Chapter 14. From Body to Self: What Is It Like To Be What You Are? Chapter 15. Differential Ethics: From the Golden Rule to the Diamond Rule Part Five. The Future of Wisdom. Creative Theory Chapter 16. What Is 'The Interesting?' Chapter 17. Philosophy's Return to Wisdom Chapter 18. Logos and Sophia: Sophian Disciplines Chapter 19. The Philosophy of the Possible and the Possibilities of Philosophy Chapter 20. The Mass of Knowledge and the Energy of Thinking In Place of a Conclusion: A New Introduction to Future Thinking Glossary ReferencesIndex

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Distinguished scholar offers a re-assessment of the role of the humanities and advocates their constructive potential for the society and intellectual culture of the future.

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Distinguished scholar offers a re-assessment of the role of the humanities and advocates their constructive potential for the society and intellectual culture of the future.

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Igor E. Klyukanov is Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. He has authored more than 100 articles, book chapters and books in communication theory, semiotics, translation studies, general linguistics, and intercultural communication. His works have been published in U.S., Russia, England, Spain, Costa Rica, Serbia, Bulgaria, India and Morocco. He served as an associate editor of The American Journal of Semiotics and is the founding editor of the Russian Journal of Communication.

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The Transformative Humanities will be, for many scholars, a jump-start to critical inquiry across literary studies and philosophy alike. -- Aaron Colton, University of Virginia * College Literature *

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