Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good (Paperback)
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Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good (Paperback)

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Paperback 179 Pages / Published: 18/10/2015
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An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137497468
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015


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'Our society's decades-long neglect of humanistic learning has weakened American intellectual life and contributed to the coarsening of our culture. Drakeman's powerful plea in support of the humanities is, therefore, a much needed clarion call. What is more, he charts the path for those who are willing to take up the cause of their revitalization.' Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, USA

'Startlingly original, Drakeman's book on the practical role of disciplines like history, philosophy, religion, and literature adds sinew and muscle to the concept of the public humanities. This is essential reading for anyone interested in a more dynamic and influential future for the liberal arts.' Robert Weisbuch, Robert Weisbuch and Associates, USA

'Drakeman provides a compelling and refreshing argument for why society, especially in times of economic downturn, ignores funding humanities at its peril. His book should be compulsory reading for all policy-makers concerned about the future of healthcare provision and civil liberties.' Dr Lara Marks, Kings College London, UK

'Few people have the depth and breadth of knowledge to write a book like this. Drakeman's learned background in the humanities, combined with his practical experience of the sciences ensure this pivotal topic is addressed in a vital and engaging manner. His arguments are compelling, and their impact will be lasting.' Dr Ben Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, SOAS, University of London, UK

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