The Heart of the Humanities

The perfect gift for students, recent graduates, writers, teachers, and anyone interested in education and the life of the mind, this omnibus edition will make a powerful and timely case for strengthening the humanities both in schools and ...

Author: Mark Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863096

Category: Education

Page: 480

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From one of America's great professors, a collection of works exploring the importance of reading, writing, and teaching well, for anyone invested in the future of the humanities. In his series of books Why Read?, Why Teach?, and Why Write? Edmundson, a renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, explored the vital worldly roles of reading, teaching, and writing, earning a vocal following of writers, teachers, and scholars at the top of their fields, from novelist Tom Perrotta to critics Laura Kipnis and J. Hillis Miller. He has devoted his career to tough-minded yet optimistic advocacy for the humanities, arguing for the importance of reading and writing to an examined and fruitful life and affirming the invaluable role of teachers in opening up fresh paths for their students. Now for the first time The Heart of the Humanities collects into one volume this triad of impassioned arguments, including an introduction from the author on the value of education in the present and for the future. The perfect gift for students, recent graduates, writers, teachers, and anyone interested in education and the life of the mind, this omnibus edition will make a powerful and timely case for strengthening the humanities both in schools and in our society.

The Democracy Reader

"An education in the humanities is only a fill if human freedom is a frill." — Sondra
Myers ... Giamatti believed that "at the heart of the humanities lives the conviction
that freedom of thought is the necessary precondition to political freedom.

Author: Sondra Myers

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 0970213034

Category: Education

Page: 303

View: 546


This book is an all-in-one introduction to both the theory and practice of democracy, aimed at upper-level high school and university students, as well as civic-minded adults in both old and new democracies. Portions of the book are extracted from the Democracy is a Discussion handbooks.

Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities

In the process of creation the artist is at the same moment thrilled by the impulse
to self - expression and by the impulse to communication ; with the same glance
he looks into his own heart and into the heart of humanity . But although every ...



ISBN: UOM:39015025255780

Category: Animal behavior


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The New Rhetoric and the Humanities

Thus, Pascal, while professing a rationalism in a Cartesian manner, does not
hesitate to declare that the truths that are most significant for him – that is, the
truths of faith — have to be received by the heart before they can be accepted by

Author: Ch. Perelman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400994829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Modern logic has Wldergone some remarkable developments in the last hun dred years. These have contributed to the extraordinary use of formal logic which has become essentially the concern of mathematicians. This has led to attempts to identify logic with formal logic. The claim has even been made that all non-formal reasoning, to the extent that it cannot be formalized, no longer belongs to logic. This conception leads to a genuine impoverishment of logic as well as to a narrow conception of reason. It means that as soon as demonstrative proofs are no longer available reason will no longer dominate. Even the idea of the 'reasonable' becomes foreign to logic and such expres sions as 'reasonable decisions', 'reasonable choice' or 'reasonable hypotheses' would be put aside as meaningless. The domain of action, including method ology and everything that is given over to deliberation or controversy - i.e., foreign to formal logic - would become a battleground where necessarily the reason of the strongest would always prevail.


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ISBN: OSU:32435061400503

Category: Humanities


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Energy Humanities

Neither of the processes of decentralization—of political power and of oil
revenues—has had any development consequence for the impoverished oil
fields and for the alienated ethnic minorities that constitute the heart of the oil

Author: Imre Szeman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421421896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 595

View: 587


"Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical humanities and digital humanities before it, overcomes traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Like its predecessors, energy humanities highlights the essential contribution that the insights and methods of the human sciences can make to areas of study and analysis once thought best left to the natural sciences. This isn't a case of the humanities simply helping their cross-campus colleagues to learn the mechanics of communication so that they might better articulate their ideas. Rather, these fields of scholarship are ones that demonstrate how the scale and complexity of the issues being explored demand insights and approaches that transcend old school disciplinary boundaries. Energy Humanities : A Reader offers a carefully curated selection of the best and most influential work in energy humanities that has appeared over the past decade. To stay true to the diverse work that makes up this emergent field, selections range from anthropology and geography to philosophy, history, and cultural studies to recent energy-focused interventions in art and literature. The three readers all agree that this is an important, ground-breaking collection of work"--Provided by publisher.

Humanities And Social Sciences

Reports shows that about 11 % heart failure caused by excess carbon monoxide
. • In the normal situation , the iron atom in the blood protein haemoglobin , picks
up oxygen from the lung and transports it to the body ' s cells . There the ...

Author: Mahendra Salunke

Publisher: Technical Publications

ISBN: 8184317476


Page: 196

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Humanity in Healthcare

The Heart and Soul of Medicine Peter Barritt. CHAPTER 7 Mental illness and the
poetry of despair Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it , or else one with
a touch of madness in him . Aristotle , Poetics ! For a wounded spirit who can ...

Author: Peter Barritt

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857758366

Category: Medical

Page: 257

View: 337


Suitable as a text for medical humanities courses and for a much wider readership, Peter Barritt has brought together a collection of ideas, thoughts and references to illustrate how considering the arts develops a more human approach to medicine.

The Humanities Crisis and the Future of Literary Studies

This metalevel in critique, this bringing “into relief the very framework of
evaluation itself” is at the heart of the activity we call critique. Critique is, in this
sense, at the very heart of the humanist enterprise. It involves the kind of abstract,

Author: P. Jay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137398031

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Demonstrating that the supposed drawbacks of the humanities are in fact their source of practical value, Jay explores current debates about the role of the humanities in higher education, puts them in historical context, and offers humanists and their supporters concrete ways to explain the practical value of a contemporary humanities education.

Theology University Humanities

Yet neither philosophy nor theology can do without it.16 It is only thus, with the
artist, that we can dare to acknowledge that human—indeed all—life is neither
random nor determined, a humane acknowledgement at the heart of all
genuinely ...

Author: Christopher Craig Brittain

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894001

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book discusses the relationship between theology and the humanities and their shared significance within contemporary universities. Taking up this complex question, twelve scholarly authors analyze the connections between theology and philosophy, history, scholarly literature, sociology, and law. Cumulatively, these essays make a case for the importance of reflecting on what binds the humanities and theology together. By meditating on ultimate, theological questions, this book brings the issue of the meaning and purpose of university education into a new light, exploring its deep significance for academic pursuits today.

Darwinian Misadventures in the Humanities

How would that affect the decision to extract its heart? Does a high baboon score
among baboons belong in a different category from a low human score, in which
case we are speaking of a species difference? Singer's case against ...

Author: Eugene Goodheart

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412811477

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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In recent decades the humanities have been in thrall to postmodern skepticism, while Darwinists, brimming with confidence in the genuine progress they have made in the sciences of biology and psychology, have set their sights on rescuing the humanities from the ravages of postmodernism. In this volume, Eugene Goodheart attacks the neo-Darwinist approach to the arts and articulates a powerful defense of humanist criticism. E. O. Wilson, the distinguished Harvard biologist, has spoken of converting philosophy into science, substituting science for religion, and formulating a biological theory of literature and the arts in Consilence: The Unity of Knowledge. Goodheart demonstrates that Wilson's efforts, and those of his colleagues Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Dennett among others, have resulted in scientism rather than science. If, for example, Dawkins had contented himself in The Selfish Gene with the claim that Darwinism had made worthless other answers to the question of how we have evolved, he would have given offense only to creationists, but questions of meaning and purpose are of another order. Contemporary Darwinist critiques err in assuming that art and traditional criticism aspire to truths that can be codified in terms of scientific laws. If this were so, we would have to regard the speculations of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Rousseau as worthless. Goodheart exposes the philistinism of literary Darwinism, the bad faith and inverted fundamentalism of the Darwinian approach to religion, and the dangers of the effort to create a Darwinian ethical system. Taken together, Goodheart's arguments show that in moving beyond their area of competence, the neo -Darwinists commit an ideology, not a science. Eugene Goodheart, is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Brandeis University. His books include Novel Practices: Classic Modern Fiction, Modernism and the Critical Spirit, The Cult of the Ego, and Confessions of a Secular Jew, all available from Transaction.

Data Analytics in Digital Humanities

The heart of the application is its dictionary that, in many ways, is similar to the
dictionaries of older text analysis paradigms. The LIWC dictionary contains word-
to-category mappings for around 80 categories of words, including both common

Author: Shalin Hai-Jew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319544991

Category: Computers

Page: 295

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This book covers computationally innovative methods and technologies including data collection and elicitation, data processing, data analysis, data visualizations, and data presentation. It explores how digital humanists have harnessed the hypersociality and social technologies, benefited from the open-source sharing not only of data but of code, and made technological capabilities a critical part of humanities work. Chapters are written by researchers from around the world, bringing perspectives from diverse fields and subject areas. The respective authors describe their work, their research, and their learning. Topics include semantic web for cultural heritage valorization, machine learning for parody detection by classification, psychological text analysis, crowdsourcing imagery coding in natural disasters, and creating inheritable digital codebooks.Designed for researchers and academics, this book is suitable for those interested in methodologies and analytics that can be applied in literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and related disciplines. Professionals such as librarians, archivists, and historians will also find the content informative and instructive.

Balance of the Heart

Their minds were drawn to the senses, thus they averted toward temporary and
physical things as gods; but now that the Son is manifest and has revealed the
Father, humanity should not wander in all directions but center their mind, heart, ...

Author: Lois Farag

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898535

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 449


Desert spirituality speaks to the mind and heart. It is a spirituality that helps us balance our work and daily obligations and figure out our priorities and the place of God in our lives. Desert spirituality addresses our most intimate thoughts and helps us analyze the roots of our spiritual setbacks. Its essence is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matt 22:37). Starting in fourth-century Egypt, desert spirituality has become a global phenomenon. It has endured through the centuries because it is practical and simple; it tells us how to live out Scripture in our daily lives. It is also profound; it is deeply rooted in the theology of the incarnation and the renewal of creation by the resurrection. The desert fathers and mothers left us short wisdom sayings, revealing their inner experience in their long journey toward being with God. They speak about Scripture and prayer, but also about how to love our neighbors, discern our thoughts, and evaluate our daily activities. Come, learn from these desert dwellers as they teach us about the examination of thoughts, the discernment of the soul, and the balance of the heart.

The Spatial Humanities

This book proposes the development of spatial humanities that promises to
revitalize and redefine scholarship by (re)introducing geographic concepts
ofspace to the humanities. Humanists are fully conversant with space as concept
or ...

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253013637

Category: History

Page: 222

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Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships of memory, artifact, and experience that exist in a particular place and across time. Although successfully used by other disciplines, efforts by humanists to apply GIS and the spatial analytic method in their studies have been limited and halting. The Spatial Humanities aims to re-orient—and perhaps revolutionize—humanities scholarship by critically engaging the technology and specifically directing it to the subject matter of the humanities. To this end, the contributors explore the potential of spatial methods such as text-based geographical analysis, multimedia GIS, animated maps, deep contingency, deep mapping, and the geo-spatial semantic web.

Medical Humanities and Medical Education

How the medical humanities can shape better doctors Alan Bleakley ... For the
sake of clarity, I will again make a distinction between (1) ways of perceiving as '
sensibility', the heart of which in medical work is close noticing and diagnostic ...

Author: Alan Bleakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317676249

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education of medical students? In an era of limited resources, is such provision worth the investment? This innovative text addresses these pressing questions, describes the contemporary territory comprising the medical humanities in medical education, and explains how this field may be developed as a key medical education component for the future. Bleakley, a driving force of the international movement to establish the medical humanities as a core and integrated provision in the medical curriculum, proposes a model that requires collaboration between patients, artists, humanities scholars, doctors and other health professionals, in developing medical students’ sensibility (clinical acumen based on close noticing) and sensitivity (ethical, professional and humane practice). In particular, this text focuses upon how medical humanities input into the curriculum can help to shape the identities of medical students as future doctors who are humane, caring, expressive and creative – whose work will be technically sound but considerably enhanced by their abilities to communicate well with patients and colleagues, to empathise, to be adaptive and innovative, and to act as ‘medical citizens’ in shaping a future medical culture as a model democracy where social justice is a key aspect of medicine. Making sense of the new wave of medical humanities in medical education scholarship that calls for a ‘critical medical humanities’, Medical Humanities and Medical Education incorporates a range of case studies and illustrative and practical examples to aid integrating medical humanities into the medical curriculum. It will be important reading for medical educators and others working with the medical education community, and all those interested in the medical humanities.

Shakespeare on the University Stage

Though the Bard has weathered many a cultural and educational crisis,
humanities and arts departments are having – yet ... As a response to the
perceived crisis, The Heart of the Matter: Humanities and Social Sciences,
compiled by the ...

Author: Andrew James Hartley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107048553

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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"Featuring essays from seventeen international scholars, this exciting new collection is the first sustained study of Shakespeare on the university and college stage. Treating the subject both historically and globally, the essays describe theatrical conditions which fit neither the professional nor the amateur models and show how student performances provide valuable vehicles for artistic construction and intellectual analysis. The book redresses the neglect of this distinctive form of Shakespeare performance, opening up new ways of thinking about the nature and value of university production and its ability to draw unique audiences. Looking at productions across the world - from Asia to Europe and North America - it will interest scholars as well as upper-level students in areas such as Shakespeare studies, performance studies and theatre history"--

The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

... which predate Google's)—the Google Maps API has led to countless
applications, including digital humanities projects. ... been at the heart of recent
changes in our understanding of the network that surrounds us, the shift implied
in Gibson's ...

Author: Steven E. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136202353

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data that we move through and interact with every day, raising new questions about the social, locative, embodied, and object-oriented nature of our experience in the networked world. In The Emergence of the Digital Humanities, Steven E. Jones examines this shift in our relationship to digital technology and the ways that it has affected humanities scholarship and the academy more broadly. Based on the premise that the network is now everywhere rather than merely "out there," Jones links together seemingly disparate cultural events—the essential features of popular social media, the rise of motion-control gaming and mobile platforms, the controversy over the "gamification" of everyday life, the spatial turn, fabrication and 3D printing, and electronic publishing—and argues that cultural responses to changes in technology provide an essential context for understanding the emergence of the digital humanities as a new field of study in this millennium.

Law and the Humanities

... story in motion that ultimately has little to do with law itself, the converse is also
true. Films not apparently about law may provide insights into analytical methods,
social values, and community aspirations that lie at the heart of the legal mind ...

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521899055

Category: Law

Page: 539

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A review and analysis of existing scholarship on the different national traditions and on the various modes and subjects of law and humanities.

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

For instance: when we do a content analysis of two authors, investigating to what
extent they use metaphors of the 'heart', we wish to know how often such
metaphors occur in the works of each of these authors. If one of them has written
many ...

Author: Willie Van Peer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027233479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.

Health Humanities Reader

Indeed, a major impetus for the emergence of humanities' engagement with
health professions education in the 1960s ... care was becoming dangerously
overlooked (Fox 1985): such relationship was, humanists recognized, at the heart
of the ...

Author: Therese Jones

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813573670

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Over the past forty years, the health humanities, previously called the medical humanities, has emerged as one of the most exciting fields for interdisciplinary scholarship, advancing humanistic inquiry into bioethics, human rights, health care, and the uses of technology. It has also helped inspire medical practitioners to engage in deeper reflection about the human elements of their practice. In Health Humanities Reader, editors Therese Jones, Delese Wear, and Lester D. Friedman have assembled fifty-four leading scholars, educators, artists, and clinicians to survey the rich body of work that has already emerged from the field—and to imagine fresh approaches to the health humanities in these original essays. The collection’s contributors reflect the extraordinary diversity of the field, including scholars from the disciplines of disability studies, history, literature, nursing, religion, narrative medicine, philosophy, bioethics, medicine, and the social sciences. With warmth and humor, critical acumen and ethical insight, Health Humanities Reader truly humanizes the field of medicine. Its accessible language and broad scope offers something for everyone from the experienced medical professional to a reader interested in health and illness.