The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
Author: Helen Small
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780191506796
Available:
Release: 2013-10-04
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued 'for their own sake'. Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment
Author: William S. Brockman
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9781933645148
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Release: 2001
Editor: Digital Library Federation
Language: en

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National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities     Annual Report
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019643894
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Value and the Humanities

Value and the Humanities
Author: Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9783030378929
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Release: 2020-06-29
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.

Antarctica and the Humanities

Antarctica and the Humanities
Author: Roberts Peder,Lize-Marié van der Watt,Adrian Howkins
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781137545756
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Release: 2016-08-31
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.

The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities

The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities
Author: Christopher S. Celenza
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781108833400
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Release: 2021-09-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Connecting to issues in the humanities today, this book shows how the Italian Renaissance influenced and changed Early Modern Europe.

The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America
Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780226316994
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Release: 2011-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contents of this book cover beneath and beyond the 'crisis in the humanities', between humanity and the homeland, gold mines in Parnassus, melancholy in the midst of abundance, and much more.

Annual Report National Endowment for the Humanities

Annual Report   National Endowment for the Humanities
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435020020137
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces a Special Initiative for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution

The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces a Special Initiative for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution
Author: Anonim
Pages: 20
ISBN: UCSD:31822029078268
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities
Author: Rens Bod
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780199665211
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Release: 2014-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

National Endowment for the Humanities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hiring Policies

National Endowment for the Humanities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hiring Policies
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee
Pages: 248
ISBN: UCR:31210024911289
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bioethics and the Humanities

Bioethics and the Humanities
Author: Professor of Moral Philosophy Robin Downie,Robin Downie,Director Center for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine Jane Macnaughton, McO,Jane Macnaughton
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781135393144
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Release: 2007-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Critiquing many areas of medical practice and research whilst making constructive suggestions about medical education, this book extends the scope of medical ethics beyond sole concern with regulation. Illustrating some humanistic ways of understanding patients, this volume explores the connections between medical ethics, healthcare and subjects, such as philosophy, literature, creative writing and medical history and how they can affect the attitudes of doctors towards patients and the perceptions of medicine, health and disease which have become part of contemporary culture. The authors examine a range of ideas in medical practice and research, including: the idea that patient status or the doctor/patient relationship can be understood via quantitative scales the illusion fostered by medical ethics that doctors, unlike those in other professions, are uniquely beneficent and indeed altruistic. An excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of law, medical ethics and medical healthcare law, Bioethics and the Humanities shows the real ethical achievements, problems and half-truths of contemporary medicine.

Studies in Literature and the Humanities

Studies in Literature and the Humanities
Author: George Whalley
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781349077779
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Release: 1985-06-18
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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The Philosophy of the Humanities

The Philosophy of the Humanities
Author: Thomas FitzHugh
Pages: 55
ISBN: UOM:39015039800845
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion Since World War II

The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion Since World War II
Author: Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History and Department Chair David A Hollinger
Pages: 421
ISBN: 0801883903
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Release: 2006-04-14
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

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Travelling Concepts in the Humanities

Travelling Concepts in the Humanities
Author: Mieke Bal
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781442690455
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Release: 2002-11-02
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Attempting to bridge the gap between specialised scholarship in the humanistic disciplines and an interdisciplinary project of cultural analysis, Mieke Bal has written an intellectual travel guide that charts the course 'beyond' cultural studies. As with any guide, it can be used in a number of ways and the reader can follow or willfully ignore any of the paths it maps or signposts. Bal's focus for this book is the idea that interdisciplinarity in the humanities - necessary, exciting, serious - must seek its heuristic and methodological basis in concepts rather than its methods. Concepts are not grids to put over an object. The counterpart of any given concept is the cultural text or work or 'thing' that constitutes the object of analysis. No concept is meaningful for cultural analysis unless it helps us to understand the object better on its own terms. Bal offers the reader a sustained theoretical reflection on how to 'do' cultural analysis through a tentative practice of doing just that. This offers a concrete practice to theoretical constructs, and allows the proposed method more accessibility. Please note: illustrations have been removed from the ebook at the request of the rightsholder.

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities
Author: Peter Levine
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0791423271
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a critique of Nietzsche's theory of culture that proposes an alternative paradigm allowing a defense of the humanities against such Nietzschians as Leo Strauss and Derrida.

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
Author: Jonathan and Julia Aisbitt Fellow in English Literature Pembroke College Oxford Helen H Small
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0198728050
Available:
Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued "for their own sake." Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.

Why We Need the Humanities

Why We Need the Humanities
Author: Donald Drakeman
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9781137497475
Available:
Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.

White House Conference on the Humanities

White House Conference on the Humanities
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
Pages: 985
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045253627
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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