Why We Need the Humanities

Life Science, Law and the Common Good

  • Authors
  • DonaldĀ Drakeman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Donald Drakeman
    Pages 1-15
  3. Donald Drakeman
    Pages 54-84
  4. Donald Drakeman
    Pages 85-108
  5. Donald Drakeman
    Pages 109-117
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 118-179

About this book


An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.


Humanities scholarship Public policy Civil liberties Biomedical research Liberal arts cultural policy culture education higher education Humanities in the 21st Century humanities scholarship law literary theory literature policy political science politics social policy society university

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