Introduction: defining the humanities
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This chapter examines the nature of the humanities in the Irish context. It looks at four influential approaches to the University in coming to a definition of the humanities. The writers discussed in regard to the four perspectives on the humanities are Samuel Weber, Immanuel Kant, Pierre Bourdieu, and Petrus Ramus. The chapter also examines the debate on whether religion is a recognised subject in the humanities.

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