9780801331558

The Art of Being Human Humanities for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801331558

  • ISBN10:

    0801331552

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/8/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

The Art of Being Human, 6/e, introduces students to the ways in which the humanities can broaden their perspective, enhance their ability to think clearly and objectively, and enrich their lives. This well-respected text has been lauded for its scope of topics, its accessible level, and its writing style. Chapter topics include not only the usual genres-art, music, literature, cinema, and philosophy-but also myth, love, happiness, death attitudes and life affirmation, and nature.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents v
Preface xi
Chronological List of Names
xv
PART ONE Examining Our Lives 1(110)
2000 and Beyond: You and the Humanities
3(16)
Apollo and Dionysus
19(26)
Technology and Humanity
45(30)
Critical Enjoyment of the Media
75(36)
PART TWO The Makers of the Humanities 111(394)
Poets and Storytellers
113(34)
The Visual Artist
147(58)
Music: Song, Dance, and Orchestra
205(54)
The Masks of Theater
259(52)
The Motion Picture: Art and Industry
311(52)
The Philosopher of the West
363(38)
The Philosopher of the East
401(28)
Morality: Doing the Right Thing
429(44)
Happiness: Leading the Good Life
473(32)
PART THREE Themes and Symbols in the Humanities 505(182)
Mythic Elements in the Humanities
507(34)
Love
541(36)
Death Attitudes and Life Affirmation
577(36)
Nature in the Humanities
613(40)
Society Versus the Humanities
653(34)
Acknowledgments 687(4)
Index 691

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