Many Different Layers in Humanities Notes
It is one thing to understand words in a text, it is another to
understand them in relation to a time and its culture, e.g.
Ancient Athenians on democracy.
Ultimately the search leads to the life that stood behind
Boundaries of Disciplines in Humanities Notes
Importance of the scholarship of integration, i.e. making
connections across disciplines and placing specialties in
Importance of doing research at the boundaries where fields
Humanists and Books Notes
Humanists like books!
They like being surrounded by them
They often prefer original texts to copies
Many need all editions, all drafts, all galley proofs
The old book may be at least as important as the
They want tex
Broad Research Vistas of Humanists Notes
Difficult for Librarians to Satisfy Humanists
Impossible to collect in so many languages.
Libraries also greatly feel the pull between retrospective
collecting and buying/subscribing to latest electronic
Francis Bacon and Science Notes
The belief that the classics, the mainspring of Humanities,
are an inexhaustible source of practical knowledge was
increasingly subject to doubt.
Francis Bacon and Science:
Mistrusted the humanist tool par excellence, the
Brief History of Humanities Study Notes
Humanities as a Precise Science
Johan Huizinga once spoke of history as a loving
reconstruction by the moonlight of memory, work which can
never have the clarity of work done by daylight vision.
Humanists work often
Humanities and Individuals Notes
Though it is changing with computerization, humanists tend
to work on their own.
Unlike scientists, they engage in relatively little team work.
Scientist works with colleagues, grad. students etc. in a lab.
Intro to The Humanities Notes
What are the Humanities?
Those branches of knowledge that concern themselves with
human beings and their culture.
Distinguished in content and method from the physical and
biological sciences and, somewhat less so, from the s
Renaissance Humanitas Notes
Ideal of Humanism:
Qualities associated with the modern word humanity-understanding, benevolence, compassion, mercy.
But also such more active characteristics as fortitude,
judgment, prudence, eloquence, and even love of
Monastic Education Notes
Paideia and Humanitas were adapted to a program of
basic Christian education.
Monastic Education Made Up of . . .
and music theory
The Forming of Nations Notes
Now, the HUMANITIES constituted a great vehicle for the
enthusiastic study and preservation of national cultures.
This implied a change of course with respect to the classical
HUMANITIES, which had focused on the universally h
Do you believe that humans are naturally aggressive and selfish, or are we inherently cooperative? What
sorts of evidence or arguments are presented in the reading or lecture to back up your position? Are
there experiences from your life or events - of wh