Essay on Humanities 102

870 Words Mar 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Humanities Today Paper
Marlon Chambers
Jan 22, 2015
Nancy Erickson

Humanities Today Paper

In this paper, I will discuss humanities. I will differentiate between the humanities and other modes of human inquiry and expression. I shall list types of humanities and explain why each one gives reflects current developments in politics, socioeconomics, and technology.

Colorado State University defines humanities as, “The branches of learning (such as philosophy or languages) that investigate human constructs and concerns, as opposed to natural processes. The humanities, such as classical and modern languages, literature, history, and philosophy, have the overall goal of the exploration and explanation of human experience.”
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Styles of architecture lend their names to

eras. One of the most famous feats of architecture is the Parthenon, which began construction in

447 B.C. and was completed in 432 B.C. by the Greeks. Study of this magnificent feat of

architectural accomplishment has given historians a great understanding of the Greek culture.

Surviving architectural accomplishments have helped to identify many historical civilizations

much in the same way as the Parthenon has with the Ancient Greeks.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge,

values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such

problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.

Philosophy means love of wisdom and was originally used to refer to the special way of life of

early Greek philosophers.

The following branches are the main areas of study: Metaphysics, the study of the nature of

being and the world; Epistemology, the nature and scope of knowledge; Ethics, moral

philosophy; Political Philosophy, the study of government in relationship to individuals and

communities; Aesthetics, which deals with beauty, art, enjoyment, and matters of taste and

sentiment; Logic, the study of valid argument forms; Philosophies of mind, language, and

religion which are inquiries into the state of each in the human perspective.

Great philosophers

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