Humanities: A New Field

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sometimes even defined themselves as primarily concerned with the history and historicity of human endeavors (p. 2)

“The Making of the Humanities,” in Amsterdam (2008, 2010) and Rome (2012, 2014) (p. 2) (p. 2)

Coluccio Salutati’s (1331–1406) defense of the studia humanitatis as a coherent and independent field: (p. 3)

Wilhelm Dilthey (1833–1911) authoritatively distinguished the humanities (Geisteswissenschaften) from the sciences (Naturwissenschaften) (p. 3)

Rather than explaining (erklären) the world in terms of countable and measurable regularities, the humanities attempt to understand (verstehen) the intentions of historical actors; the specific objects investigated by the humanities are “the expressions of the human mind.” (p. 3)

Islamic scholarship…studia adabiya (p. 3)

the “six arts” that Confucius identified with genteel education were rites and rituals, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy and writing, and mathematics (p. 4)

treat literature, philosophy, and history (the triad wen-shi-zhe) as one body of knowledge (p. 4)

guoxue (national studies) (p. 4)

In English, humanities can refer both to the study of the products of the human mind and to these products themselves. (p. 4)

George Makdisi, The Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam (p. 4)

Hsiung Ping-chen, “The Evolution of Chinese Humanities,” (p. 4)

See Jörg-Dieter Gauger and Günther Rüther, eds., Warum die Geisteswissenschaften Zukunft haben! (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2007); Jonathan Bate, ed., The Public Value of the Humanities (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010); Martha Nussbaum, Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010); Helen Small, The Value of the Humanities (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). (p. 6)