ISSN: 0799-1487

Beyond Bookish Knowledge

Bogle Cornel

It is quite easy and understandable to approach defences of the humanities with scepticism, and label claims to the transformative and transcendent potentials of a degree in literatures in English, philosophy, or history as nothing more than out of touch, lofty and idealistic statements that have no ground on which to stand in today's increasingly mechanised and monetised world. However, the humanities have always had, and continue to have, an impact on how we think about the major problems that face the world, and provides its students with the necessary skills to have meaningful lives within, and outside of the world of work.
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