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Are the Humanities still Relevant?

The disciplines of the "humanities", including literature, philosophy, and history, are under attack in the university. Departments and faculty are being thinned out, and the argument is increasingly made that these areas of study are no longer critical to our society. For example, Stephen Hawking recently declared the "End of philosophy," arguing that philosophy had been superceded by the natural sciences.

Do you think the humanities are still relevant to our society, or do you think that these are obsolete relics of a bygone age, which should be abandoned in favor of empirical scientifc methods of inquiry?


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I haven't noticed this attack of philosophy, literature or history. In fact it send rather encouraged and information in plentiful supply.

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Well, if you want to bring up an interesting topic at a social gathering, the Humanities offer a banquet list.

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