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The value of the humanities

Author: Helen Small
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Literary agenda.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Small
ISBN: 0199683867 9780199683864
OCLC Number: 862143706
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: viii, 204 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Distinction from other disciplines --
Use and usefulness --
Socrates dissatisfied : the argument for a contribution to happiness --
'Democracy needs us' : the gadfly argument for the humanities --
For its own sake --
Conclusion: On public value.
Series Title: Literary agenda.
Responsibility: Helen Small.

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In The Value of the Humanities prize-winning critic Helen Small assesses the value of the Humanities, eloquently examining five historical arguments in defence of the Humanities.  Read more...
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REVIEW: Ken Newton, Modern Language Review, 01/07/15, no quote. I can especially commend The Value of the Humanities to an Irish audience ... [it will] serve both as an inspiration and as a template Read more...

 
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