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Humanistic Discipline

Definition of the noun humanistic discipline

What does humanistic discipline mean as a name of something?


  1. studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of humanistic discipline: arts / humanities / liberal arts
    • more generic terms: bailiwick / discipline / field / field of study / study / subject / subject area / subject field = a branch of knowledge
    • more specific terms:
      • neoclassicism = revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
      • classicalism / classicism = a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
      • Romantic Movement / Romanticism = a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
      • interior design = the art of designing the interior decoration for a house, office, or other architectural space
      • English = the discipline that studies the English language and literature
      • history = the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
      • art history = the academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculpture
      • chronology = the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events
      • beaux arts / fine arts = the study and creation of visual works of art
      • performing arts = arts or skills that require public performance
      • Occidentalism = the scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people
      • Oriental Studies / Orientalism = the scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
      • philosophy = the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
      • literary study = the humanistic study of literature
      • library science = the study of the principles and practices of library administration
      • linguistics / philology = the humanistic study of language and literature
      • musicology = the scholarly and scientific study of music
      • Sinology = the study of Chinese history and language and culture
      • stemmatology / stemmatics = the humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts
      • trivium = an introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric
      • quadrivium = a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition - (2003)

by Miriam Drake

Historically one may even consider psychology a humanistic discipline as it had its birth and beginnings in the discipline philosophy. All of the humanistic disciplines produce both scholarly academic material and popular material.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

A humanistic discipline that attempts to obtain an informed understanding of reality. PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION sophical principles to educational programs and practices. 2. Conceptualization of needs, aims, goals, objec1. An application ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition (2013)

Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age by Theresa Enos

Eloquence is a humanistic discipline whose goal, nobly formulated by Cicero's admirer Quintilian, is the creation of the "good man skilled in speaking," the vir bonus dicendi peritus (Inst. Orat. 12.1.1). For Quintilian, indeed, Cicero was "not the ...

Google previewDictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings (2010)

A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship by Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns

It is commonly suggested that the reason for this silence is that wisdom is a secular, humanistic discipline that is simply not interested in such religious matters. Clearly, covenant runs as a thread throughout the OT. Arguably present in the ...

Google previewThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (2015)

by Mark G. Spencer

it was a humanistic discipline that tied together the classics and philosophy.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (2012)

by Mark G. Spencer

it was a humanistic discipline that tied together the classics and philosophy.

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