What are humanities?


The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.

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Humanities Today - Legitimation of The Humanities - Romanticization and Rejection of The Humanities
... Implicit in many of these arguments supporting the humanities are the makings of arguments against public support of the humanities ... in which the romantic notion of a Renaissance humanities scholar is obsolete ... Such arguments appeal to judgments and anxieties about the essential uselessness of the humanities, especially in an age when it is seemingly vitally important for ...
Leslie Armour - Publications
... The Concept of Truth, Royal Van Gorcum, Assen, and The Humanities Press, New York, 1969 ... Logic and Reality, Royal Van Gorcum, Assen, and the Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 1972 ... Bartlett III) The Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 1980 ...

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