Leon Wieseltier - American Writer, Critic, & Philosopher
The strongest defense of the humanities lies not in the appeal to their utility — that literature majors may find good jobs, that theaters may economically revitalize neighborhoods — but rather in the appeal to their defiantly nonutilitarian character, so that individuals can know more than how things work, and develop their powers of discernment and judgment, their competence in matters of truth and goodness and beauty, to equip themselves adequately for the choices and the crucibles of private and public life.
― Leon Wieseltier
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HUM 123: Humanities: Modern World
Examines the cultures of the 17th through the 20th centuries by focusing on the interrelationships of the arts, ideas, and history. Considers the influences of industrialism, scientific development and non-European peoples.
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