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Why the Humanities Matter Today : In Defense of Liberal Education, Paperback / softback Book

Why the Humanities Matter Today : In Defense of Liberal Education Paperback / softback

Edited by Lee Trepanier


The humanities in American higher education is in a state of crisis with declining student enrollment, fewer faculty positions, and diminishing public prestige.

Instead of recycling old arguments that have lost their appeal, the humanities must discover and articulate new rationales for their value to students, faculty, administrators, and the public.

Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education is an attempt to do so by having philosophers, literature and foreign language professors, historians, and political theorists defend the value and explain the worth of their respective disciplines as well as illuminate the importance of liberal education.

By setting forth new arguments about the significance of their disciplines, these scholars show how the humanities can reclaim its place of prominence in American higher education.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 166 pages, 5 Tables, unspecified
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adult education, continuous learning
  • ISBN: 9781498538626



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