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- n. Plural form of humanity.
- n. the branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences
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- n. studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
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No! banish the humanities and throw everybody into practical science: not into that study of natural science, which can never conflict with the humanities since it seeks discovery for the pure sake of truth, or charitably to alleviate mans lotSweetly, rather, to ease, loose and bind
Every last crumb of direct support is being removed from the teaching of arts and social sciences, on the strength of the Browne report, a technocratic document which did not contain the word "humanities".
Graduate education in the humanities is an excellent preparation for many, many careers.
But I should hasten to add that I have also seen what we call the humanities so taught that the pupil has emerged from them with
As a matter of fact, there was much more of abiding profound interest in real civilization in many a medieval city, much more general appreciation of art, much more breadth of intelligence and sympathy with what we call the humanities, than in most of our large cities.
I was not aware they were all in humanities disciplines.
She received a bachelor's degree in the humanities from the University of Ottawa in 1962 and another bachelor's degree, in education, from the University of Montreal in 1967.
This devaluation of the value of the arts and humanities is understandable only in a short-sighted economic worldview.
In reading the article, what surprised me was not how low the salaries were for professors in humanities, but how high they were, given that the opportunity cost for someone with a degree in literature has to be pretty low.
Now, though, study and research in the humanities is making a comeback of sorts, with a number of schools opening or planning to open new centers for humanities research.
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