Studia Humanitatis: Promises and Challenges

Mirosława Buchholtz, Marta Sibierska

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/ths.2015.001

Abstract


In the Tower of Babel of today’s academe not so much languages as metaphors have been mixed. Although the division of knowledge into the humanities and the sciences is being increasingly contested in the wake of the failed attempt to bridge the gap by postmodernist scholars, the dividing line still lingers in popular imagination. In this context cognitive studies pursued by representatives of both parties and numerous disciplines within each arise as the real third space where the new lingua franca (in fact, lingua anglica) may allow scholars from various fields and cultural backgrounds to compare their understanding of metaphors and synergize their activities to achieve shared aims.


Keywords


cognitive studies; humanities; sciences; postmodernism; discipline; interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies; metaphor; mind; emotion

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