Introduction to Humanities by lanyuehua

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									Introduction to Humanities



     Chamberlain Academy
What is the study of Humanities?


Humanities is the study of classical
languages, literature, philosophy, art,
music, culture, and history as
distinguished from the natural science.
The Humanities
What are Classical Languages?


Classical languages are a language with a
literature that is classical; usually ancient,
it should be an independent tradition that
arose mostly from its own; most classical
languages are dead languages today.
The Development of Classical
    Languages in print.
      What is Literature?


Literature is the study of entire body of
writings of a specific language, period of
time, and people.
Examples of Literature.
      What is Philosophy?


Philosophy is the rational investigation of
the truths and principles of being,
knowledge, or conduct.
    Five examples of Philosophy
There are five forms of philosophy:
1. Metaphysics
2. Epistemology
3. Logic
4. Ethic
5. Aesthetics
             Metaphysics
Metaphysics is the study of being. It is the
fundamental nature of how and why
things exist. Aristotle was a well known
metaphysicist.
           Epistemology
Epistemology is the study of how we know
things. We use epistemology to decide the
limits and boundaries of what can or
cannot be known.
                Ethics
Ethics is the study of moral standards and
how they affect conduct.
                Logic
Logic is the means of which we come to
know anything.
             Aesthetics
Aesthetics is the study of how and why
something can be considered “beautiful”
and what value we assign to that beauty.
           What is Art?


Art is the quality, production, expression,
or realm, according to aesthetic
principles of what is beautiful, appealing,
or of more than ordinary significance.
Examples of Art
        What is Culture?


Culture is the beliefs, customs, practices,
and social behavior of a particular nation
or people.
Examples of Culture
        What is History?


History is a continuous, systematic
narrative of past events as relating a
particular people, country, period,
person, etc; usually written as a
chronological account.
Examples of History
              Summary

Humanities of the study of classical
languages, literature, philosophy, art,
music, culture, and history as
distinguished from the natural science.

								
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