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Hudson, Wayne, Philosophy, Theology, and the Humanities, History of European Ideas, 40, (1) pp. 50-56. ISSN 0191-6599 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01916599.2013.784033


This paper addresses the relation between the natural sciences and the humanities with reference to the work of Ian Hunter. It discusses the history of, role of philosophy in, and value of the humanities; the question of historicism; the issue of critique; and the role of theology in the humanities, all matters raised by Hunter's work. The paper suggests that a reinvented humanities might pay more attention to philosophy and the sciences, including theology. It asks how far such a perspective is compatible with Ian Hunter's pioneering work on the humanities and intellectual history. The paper concludes that a middle position, one between Hunter's historicising and an emphasis on naturalistic constraints, may be possible.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Humanities, theology
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy of religion
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Hudson, Wayne (Professor Wayne Hudson)
ID Code:89301
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2014-02-28
Last Modified:2014-11-19

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