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    What are the humanities in the modern era?

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    What is meant by the term "humanities" and explains what distinguished the humanities from other modes of human inquiry and expression? Then list a current example of each of the expressions of the humanities listed below and tell why each example you give reflects current developments in politics, socioeconomics, and technology:
    ? Art
    ? Music
    ? Architecture
    ? Philosophy
    ? Literature

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    Well, I'll try to give this to you in simple terms, so that you can more easily plan your writing. I've found that the best way to help someone with a paper like this is to use plenty of examples and guiding questions. Please do not use any of my actual wording, but hopefully my ideas will help you to organize your own thoughts about this project and analyze which examples of the humanities you wish to use in your writing. I'll provide lots of links for you to follow about each area, so that you can research yourself and learn more about the humanities.

    In simple terms, the humanities are different academic ways of studying the human condition. In other words, things that people did. When studying the humanities, we're not studying the natural world or the physics of movement, we're studying what exists because people are here. Humanities are the things that help us understand what is going on in our world, or what did go on during a particular time in history. For example, when studying the Renaissance, it's important to know about the art (sculpture, paintings, etc.) of the time period, but understanding the music, the way that buildings were made, the way that people thought about the world, and the stories that people were writing really help us to understand their world and our world. Here's another page to help you with this.


    Since you asked for a current example of each of the expressions of the humanities, I'm going to provide you with some links that'll help you choose current examples.

    Art--When you're talking about contemporary art, ...

    Solution Summary

    This is an analysis of the areas of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature, all in a modern context. Modern examples (with links) to each of these areas are given and analyzed from a political, socioeconomic, and technological standpoint.