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Author Høyrup, Jens.

Title Human sciences : reappraising the humanities through history and philosophy / Jens Høyrup
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xi, 448 pages)
Contents Some Fundamental Concepts -- Institutions, Professions, and Ideas: Approaching the Humanities through their History and Settings -- A Bronze Age Scribal Culture: A Sociological Fable with an Implicit Moral -- Brain work and state formation -- The first intellectuals -- Scribal "humanism" -- Classical Antiquity -- The rise of philosophy -- From the Sophists to Aristotle -- The epoch of Hellenization -- The impact of Christianity -- The Middle Ages -- An era of renascences -- The Central Middle Ages (750 to 1050) -- The age of the Liberal Arts -- The rise of universities -- Aristotelianism -- The compromise -- The fourteenth century -- The post-medieval university -- The Renaissance -- Renaissance and Humanism -- The wider context -- Humanist scholarship, pedantry, and the humanities -- A "Scientific Renaissance"? -- The Early Modern Epoch and Classicism -- A shifting centre of gravity -- Courtly culture and classicism -- From scientific to philosophical revolution -- Scholarly and theoretical activity -- The problem of the Baroque -- The Enlightenment -- The appearance of the "public sphere" -- The Enlightement movement and its workers -- General themes and accomplishment -- Philosophy redefined -- Enlightenment and Revolution -- The Nineteenth Century -- The institutionalization of unbounded scientific quest -- The German university reform and the humanities -- "Positive knowledge" -- Popularized science and popular science -- Academic and non-academic humanities -- Toward the Present: Scientific Humanities
Summary "Human Sciences assesses the importance and value of the humanities historically and philosophically, and makes the case for treating them as sciences. Through careful examination of the characteristics they share with the natural and social science, as well as what distinguishes them from other scientific fields, the book argues that the humanities may be seen to correspond with the German/Latin Wissenschaft/scientia - that is, as systematic, organized bodies of knowledge, rather than as branches of knowledge that should necessarily emulate the quantitative and experimental approach of the natural sciences
After analyzing the humananities from historical and philosophical perspectives, the book presents a general philosophy of science that results from an analysis of the features that are shared by the humanities and the natural and social sciences, and then applies some of these insights to philosophical problems of particular relevance for the humanities, such as moral philosophy and the relation between art and cognition."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-413) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Humanities -- Philosophy
Humanities -- History
Science and the humanities.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Humanities -- Philosophy
Science and the humanities
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99088563
ISBN 0585289220