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Published: 30 June 2016

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198728054

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The Value of the Humanities

Helen Small

  • Offers a clear and new taxonomic account of arguments for the defence of the Humanities, and their contribution to the public good
  • A new critical work providing clarification of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the major claims for the Humanities
  • Explains the grounds for arguing that the Humanities make a contribution to happiness
  • Assesses the pros and cons of the argument that the Humanties benefit democracy
  • Clearly and critically examines the argument of the value of the Humanities 'for its own sake'

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