Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Fuller, Steve. "Who Needs the Humanities?" PROJECT SYNDICATE (2008).
Nowadays, in country after country, policymakers have become obsessed with the need to strengthen science education. But what about the humanities – all those disciplines (literature, history, languages, and so forth) whose relevance to economic competitiveness is not so obvious? We need the humanities only if we are committed to the idea of humanity. If the humanities have become obsolete, then it may be that humanity is losing its salience. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/fuller6/English.