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Chapter 7 - Humanities Victorious?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 November 2023

Chris Haufe
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Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
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Humanistic inquiry is not just about timeless questions and human experience. Viewed historically, it is equally about working within the constraints of a world of ideas shaped by a small set of exemplars. In this chapter I look at concrete instances of the use of canons in the history of the humanities. Different cultures designate different works as canonical. The point is not that everyone interested in the questions posed by the humanities should be reading the same works, but rather that humanistic inquiry in each community (however defined) must designate certain works as canonical in order to reap the scholarly benefits of a shared world.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Humanities Victorious?
  • Chris Haufe, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
  • Book: Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?
  • Online publication: 10 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009067508.008
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  • Humanities Victorious?
  • Chris Haufe, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
  • Book: Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?
  • Online publication: 10 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009067508.008
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  • Humanities Victorious?
  • Chris Haufe, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
  • Book: Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?
  • Online publication: 10 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009067508.008
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