The human sciences and historicality
Heidegger and the self-positioning of the western humanistic tradition
In the Western academic world, the making of the notion of the "human sciences" has gone through a long and intricate path. As far as terminology is concerned, there were debates as to what would be the most suitable designation for the broad but vague field of humanistic studies. In English, there are notions such as liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, human sciences etc. In German, besides the central notion of Geisteswissenschaft, other terms such as ">Kulturwissenschaft 1 or Geschichtswissenschaft have been used. Recently, even the ambiguous term Humanwissenschaft2 is being considered.
Kwan, T.-W. (2004)., The human sciences and historicality: Heidegger and the self-positioning of the western humanistic tradition, in D. Carr & C. Cheung (eds.), Space, time, and culture, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 31-55.
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