While we often criticize the humanities for not providing an education that leads directly to employment, one philosopher argues they have an even more important role to play in our societies.
To understand ourselves, our creativity and emotions, we must grapple with our pre-human existence.
Through an incredible anecdote, Earl Lewis demonstrates why STEM can't do it alone. Scientists and humanists needs each other, and institutions have a responsibility to continue to fund and nurture the humanities.
As a society we place a high value on the practical nature of science and business degrees. But what about the practical nature of the humanities?