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The humaniies include the study of all languages and

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Unformatted text preview: is: “humaniIes, those branches of knowledge that concern themselves with human beings and their culture or with analy*c and cri*cal methods of inquiry derived from an apprecia*on of human values and of the unique ability of the human spirit to express itself. As a group of educa*onal disciplines, the humaniIes are dis*nguished in content and method from the physical and biological sciences and, somewhat less decisively, from the social sciences. The humaniIes include the study of all languages and literatures, the arts, history, and philosophy. Humani*es and Paideia •  The modern concep*on of the humaniIes has its origin in the Classical Greek paideia, a course of general educa*on da*ng from the sophists in the mid ­5th century bce, which prepared young men for ac*ve ci*zenship in the polis, or city ­state; and in Cicero’s humanitas (literally, “human nature”), a pr...
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