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  1. Feb 2023
    1. Competing interpretations of ideas within the humanities. Ideas within the humanities can conflict with each other.

      comparing/contrasting the humanities with respect to the sciences.

      The humanities are interested in "the exceptional" or what is unique.

      me: Idea of "new" in the humanities reflects a bit of the idea of "novel" in the sciences.

  2. Jan 2023
    1. Panofsky's quote that "“Thus, while science endeavours to transform the chaotic variety of natural phenomena into what may be called a cosmos of nature, the humanities endeavour to transform the chaotic variety of human records into what may be called a cosmos of culture.”

      check quote and original source

  3. Dec 2022
    1. When writing history, there are rules to be followed and evidence to be respected. But no two histories will be the same, whereas the essence of scientific experiments is that they can be endlessly replicated.

      A subtle difference here between the (hard) sciences and the humanities. Every human will bring to bear a differently nuanced perspective.