Art of Being Human : The Humanities As a Technique for Living

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Perfect for anyone interested in the ways the Humanities can broaden perspectives, enhance oners"s ability to think critically, and enrich oners"s life. This book is organized by themes: religion; morality; happiness; love; death and life affirmation; controversial themes; and freedom.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Exploring the Humanitiesp. 1
The Humanities: Still Vitalp. 3
Profile of the Critical Thinkerp. 21
Myth and the Origin of the Humanitiesp. 43
Disciplines of the Humanitiesp. 77
Literaturep. 79
Artp. 117
Musicp. 173
Theaterp. 213
The Musical Stage: Opera, Music Drama, Dancep. 261
Cinemap. 299
Themes of the Humanitiesp. 349
Religionp. 351
Moralityp. 393
Happinessp. 431
Lovep. 461
Death and Life-Affirmationp. 495
Conflicts about Artp. 529
Freedomp. 559
Endnotesp. 591
Creditsp. 596
Indexp. 598
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