The Two Cultures are alive and well….

William Dereseiwisz pans Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s ‘game theory’ theory of Jane Austen here. Cutting right to the chase, here’s the money quote:

There is only one problem with this approach: it is intellectually bankrupt. Actually, there are a lot of problems, as Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s abominable volume shows. If this is the sort of thing that we have to look forward to, as science undertakes to tutor the humanities, the prospect isn’t bright.