What does humanities mean?

Definitions for humanities

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts(noun)

    studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

    "the college of arts and sciences"


  1. humanities(Noun)

    the branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanities

    of Humanity


  1. Humanities

    The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, and having a significant historical element, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The humanities that are also sometimes regarded as social sciences include history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics. Scholars working in the humanities are sometimes described as "humanists". However, that term also describes the philosophical position of humanism, which some "antihumanist" scholars in the humanities reject. Some secondary schools offer humanities classes, usually consisting of English literature, global studies, and art. Human disciplines like history, cultural anthropology and psychoanalysis study subject matters to which the experimental method does not apply, and they have access instead to the comparative method and comparative research.

Editors Contribution

  1. humanities

    Humanities is the complex form of art, science, education, management, etc. and all other study which is related to all these areas directly or indirectly by different ways.

    Sociology is related to history, communication, economy, politics, and all other sciences. We study about many things of different subject matter in humanities,


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanities in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanities in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred L. Kroeber:

    Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

  2. Richard Phillips Feynman:

    The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things...

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.

  4. Stephen Hawking:

    Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.

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