Humanities

The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.
The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The humanities that are also regarded as social sciences include technology, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, and linguistics. Scholars working in the humanities are sometimes describe
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Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature
The Origins of Creativity
The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind
Ideias para Adiar o Fim do Mundo
A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America
The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart
Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You
Libres d’obéir: Le management, du nazisme à aujourd'hui
The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity
How Democracy Ends
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
The Prince
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
The Art of War
Man's Search for Meaning
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Hamlet
The Communist Manifesto
The Odyssey
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
The Republic
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Demography is Politics by Joanne RodriguesBody Talk by Jane M. UssherGet Bail, Leave Jail by S.J. PlotkinThe Divided Self by R.D. LaingEscape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
Best Sociology Books
86 books — 34 voters

The Warner Loughlin Technique by Warner LoughlinActor for Life by Connie de VeerOur Symphony with Animals by Aysha AkhtarSmoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin DoughtyI'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Nonfiction by Female Authors
334 books — 47 voters
The Abhorrence Of Love by Britt-Mari NäsströmAspects of the Cult of Cybele and Attis on the Monuments from... by Aleksandra NikoloskaAttis, Between Myth And History by Maria Grazia LancellottiAttis by Hugo HepdingCybele, Attis and Related Cults by Eugene N. Lane
Books on the Myth of Attis
9 books — 1 voter

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Economic Theology
19 books — 2 voters


Heinrich Wölfflin
One can work with exactitude only where it is possible to capture the flow of phenomena in fixed forms. Mechanics, for instance, provides physics with such fixed forms. The humanities are still without this foundation; it can only be sought in psychology.
Heinrich Wölfflin

E.A. Bucchianeri
You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

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