9780321093165

Art of Being Human : Humanities for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321093165

  • ISBN10:

    032109316X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The Art of Being Human introduces readers to the ways in which the humanities can broaden their perspective, enhance their ability to think critically and creatively, and enrich their lives.This highly-respected book has been lauded for its scope of topics, accessibility, and lucid writing style. Chapter topics include myth, literature, art, music, television, cinema, and the theater. Also discussed are provocative issues in the humanities - religion, morality, happiness, death, freedom, and controversies in the arts. The thematic organization of the book allows readers to concentrate on one artistic mode at a time. More than 160 black and white photos and two eight-page full-color photo inserts give readers a visual appreciation of the arts.For those interested in the appreciation of the humanities.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents v
Preface xi
Part I You and the Humanities 1(68)
The Art of Thinking Critically
3(38)
Apollonian Reason, Dionysian Intuition
41(28)
Part II Disciplines of the Humanities 69(334)
Myth
71(32)
Literature
103(36)
Art
139(60)
Music
199(40)
Theater
239(50)
The Musical Stage
289(36)
The Cinema
325(48)
Television
373(30)
Part III Themes in the Humanities 403(198)
Religion
405(38)
Morality
443(38)
Happiness
481(26)
Death Attitudes and Life Affirmation
507(32)
Controversy
539(32)
Freedom
571(30)
Endnotes 601(4)
Glossary 605(8)
Acknowledgments 613(4)
Index 617

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