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Published: 02 January 2014

216 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199683864

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The Value of the Humanities

Helen H. 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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