The Value of the Humanities download free [PDF and Ebook] by Helen Small

The Value of the Humanities download free [PDF and Ebook] by Helen Small year 2014
  • Book name: The Value of the Humanities
  • Author: Helen Small
  • Release date: 2014/4/20
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Teaching Resources and Education
  • ISBN: 9780199683864
  • Rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Votes: 756
  • Review by: Anton Withrow
  • Review rating: 7.88 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/26
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary 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 theycontribute 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 Victorianroots (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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H0M31S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Moral & Social Purpose Of Education, Literary Theory, Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Politics & Government, Social Classes
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 36.94 USD
  • Dimensions: 151x223x18mm
  • Weight: 390g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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