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Literature and Empathy

An exciting post on the well blog from the NY Times today describes a study conducted at the New School which found that people who read literary fiction scored higher on tests measuring empathy and were better able to understand … Continue reading

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Butler, Schiller, and the Value of the Humanities

Ran across this stirring graduation speech given by Judith Butler at McGill University this year. In it she makes a case for the importance of the humanities (something we’ve been talking about quite a lot) in education and in the … Continue reading

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Art for Art’s Sake

In a lot of the arguments I have been coming across concerning advocacy for the arts and humanities, the primary case seems to be that the arts and humanities teach skills that are applicable across a range of seemingly unrelated … Continue reading

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