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Michael O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088735

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088735.001.0001

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Introduction: defining the humanities

Introduction: defining the humanities

(p.1) 1 Introduction: defining the humanities
The humanities and the Irish university

Michael O'Sullivan

Manchester University Press

This chapter examines the nature of the humanities in the Irish context. It looks at four influential approaches to the University in coming to a definition of the humanities. The writers discussed in regard to the four perspectives on the humanities are Samuel Weber, Immanuel Kant, Pierre Bourdieu, and Petrus Ramus. The chapter also examines the debate on whether religion is a recognised subject in the humanities.

Keywords:   Humanities, Kant, Weber, Bourdieu, Ramus

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