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Do you see value in studying the humanities?

Asked by Demosthenes (7094points) 2 months ago

Are the humanities (history, art, literature, philosophy, linguistics, religion, law) worth studying in college anymore?

With the exception of law, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields seem to have dominance in society right now, primarily due to the more lucrative careers associated with a STEM degree. As someone who studied in the humanities, you don’t know how much I had to contend with being accused of having a “joke major”.

Public intellectual Stanley Fish said that the humanities have no instrumental value, but have intrinsic value. What value do the humanities have?

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