New Stuff Tuesday – February 3, 2015

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
by Helen Small
AZ103 .S63 2013
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor

Many college students majoring in one of the humanities have had to respond to the question, “What’s the point of a degree in __(Art History, English, Philosophy)__?” Helen Small answers this question while describing and analyzing the major arguments for the importance of the humanities in this important and closely-argued book. She reviews both historical and contemporary arguments for the value of fields such as literature, philosophy, and the arts. This is a great book for those looking for more depth in the public debate about what the humanities can teach us all.

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