Do you know what your human condition is? If this is a question that you have ever
asked yourself then you might have heard of humanities. “Humanities are academic disciplines
that study the human conditions, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or
speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural science.”
Wikipedia. (n.d.). Looking further into humanities we are able to better understand ancient and
modern languages, literature, law and history, just to name a few, a whole lot better.
Distinguishing the difference between humanities vs. other modes of human inquiry and
expression are simply put that humanities are the study of the humans action and reaction to
different areas mentioned above, were as other methods can include the study of science and
math as it relates to the items mentioned above. Art for example in an area of study is widely
considered in the humanities for the creative nature that one has to have to create “art”. First we
have the history of art, then drawing, painting and so on. This is an interesting topic when
dealing with humanities. Some say that it is pure talent and enjoyment when it comes to art.
Other say that it is something that has to be done very precise and thought out, then and only
then is something considered art.
Music is also a big topic when it comes to humanities. Like art it depends on the person
when it comes to humanities. One might think that music is a way of expression or a form of
speaking. Were as others might take music to the extreme and feel like they have to hit every
note at the exact same pitch every time or sing every word is the same tone every time to be
precise. Like a math equation, it must equal out to be the same every time or it will not work.
Another topic that we need to discuss is...
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