Human Sciences: Reappraising the Humanities Through History and Philosophy


Offers historical and philosophical arguments for treating the humanities as sciences.
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Table of Contents


Some Fundamental Concepts

Part I: Institutions, Professions, and Ideas
Approaching the Humanities through their History and Settings

A Bronze Age Scribal Culture: A Sociological Fable with an Implicit Moral

Brain work and state formation

The first intellectuals

Scribal "humanism"

Classical Antiquity

The rise of philosophy

From the Sophists to Aristotle

The epoch of Hellenization

The impact of Christianity

The Middle Ages

An era of renascences

The Central Middle Ages (750 to 1050)

The age of the Liberal Arts

The rise of universities


The compromise

The fourteenth century

The post-medieval university

The Renaissance

Renaissance and Humanism

The wider context

Humanist scholarship, pedantry, and the humanities

A "Scientific Renaissance"?

The Early Modern Epoch and Classicism

A shifting centre of gravity

Courtly culture and classicism

From scientific to philosophical revolution

Scholarly and theoretical activity

The problem of the Baroque

The Enlightenment

The appearance of the "public sphere"

The Enlightenment movement and its workers

General themes and accomplishment

Philosophy redefined

Enlightenment and Revolution

The Nineteenth Century

The institutionalization of unbounded scientific quest

The German university reform and the humanities

"Positive knowledge"

Popularized science and popular science

Academic and non-academic humanities

Toward the Present: Scientific Humanities

Bibliographic Essay

Part II: Human Science and Human "Nature"

Cognitive Interests


Theories of Created Man

Determination by the body

Environmental determination


Weberian sociology: an example



Humanity as Freedom

The early Sartre: freedom as an absolute principle

The elusive connection: freedom versus explanation

Toward Synthesis: Human Nature as Dialectic and History


Summing up

Part III: The Art of Knowing
An Essay on Epistemology in Practice


Philosophy and the problem of knowledge

A Piagetian Introduction to the General Problem of Knowledge

Schemes and dialectic

The periods

Supplementary observations

The status of schemes and categories

The Nature and Demarcation of Scientific Knowledge

A pseudo-historical introduction to some key concepts

Empiricism and falsificationism

Instrumentalism and truth

Instruments or models?

A New Approach: Theories about the Scientific Process

Popper and Lakatos: theories or research programmes?

Theories falsified by theories

The limits of formalization

Kuhn: Paradigms and finger exercises

The structure of scientific development

Collective and individual knowledge

Two kinds of"logic"

Objections and further meditations

Truth, Causality, and Objectivity



Objectivity, subjectivity, and particularism

The Role of Norm

Logic and norms

Explanations of morality

Morality, language and social practice

Knowledge, norms and ideology

Value relativism and value nihilism

Institutional imperatives

Theoretical versus applied science

Further norms, contradictions, contradictory interpretations

The Theory of Interdisciplinary and Applied Science

Know-how and know-why

The acquisition of theoretical knowledge

The "Scientific-Technological Revolution"


Interdisciplinarity in basic research

Art and Cognition

Knowing about art

Knowing in art

Fresh eyes

Form versus contents

Gelsted and Epicuros

Art as thought experiments


Synthetical understanding and practical knowledge

Abbreviations and Bibliography

Name and Title Index

Subject Index

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