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A Different Take on Humanities
A Different Take on Humanities

Author(s): Włodzimierz Bolecki
Subject(s): Philosophy, Literary Texts, Special Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of History
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The foreword to this issue focuses on the core functional differences between the humanities and hard sciences (i.e. different approaches to such phenomena as language, translation, teamwork, writing, discipline.s history, publishing, tradition, innovation). Yet, this dichotomy is questioned in the conlusion. The author argues that whenever human artifacts are at stake, both the humanites and experimental sciences are equally hard, because they inquire the same matter, ie. how the products of human cognitive activities were created and what are their social functions. Therefore, the author calls for a new model for interdisciplinary studies.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 46-52
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English