THE CHANGING HUMANITIES by David H. Stevens

THE CHANGING HUMANITIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With the decline in interest in the liberal arts program, this is a timely restatement of the values of the humanities by a former Director of the Rockefeller Foundation. For the humanities, as distinct from the sciences and social sciences, are both a blend of learning and self-expression, and this is an appraisal not only of their ""old values"" but their ""new uses"" in the contemporary world. And so, the functions of language which foster an internationalism of mind and spirit, of literature, of history and philosophy as well as the new areas of research and teaching, all establish the significance of the humanities not only for the individual, but for society as a whole, and from a rich past derive their meaning for the future.... For the teacher and administrator at the graduate and post graduate level, an articulation of cultural concepts which while threatened- will survive.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1953
Publisher: Harper