The Three Values Of The Three Cultures

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The knowledge produced by natural sciences, social sciences and humanities makes up the vast majority of knowledge in modern academic cultures. When the question about how the knowledge produced by these three cultures differs is raised, answers cover more than one aspects. Jerome Kagan stated that “the primary concerns, sources of evidence, and concepts remain the most important nodes of differences among them”(2). His viewpoint provides me a new sight to classify the knowledge I learned, am learning and will learn. When I start thinking about the disciplines I have learned, it is exciting that except both the differences Kagan proposed and other differences are transparent and worthwhile being compared systematically. In the following essay,…show more content…
First of all, the natural science shows the scientific, logical and precise features that every proposition is straightforward to judge the false or truth, but humanities contain much personal emotion, allow different comments from diverse perspectives, diverse backgrounds and different times. The natural sciences are concerned with material universe; humanities focus on the events created by humans. Social science set one certain social phenomenon as the center and take interested in what effects this phenomenas has on the whole society’s development. Two approaches are employed so that different academic results can be achieved. Natural sciences are nomothetic sciences and humanities are idiographic sciences. In general, the economic benefits that different culture bring are different: natural sciences bring the highest economic benefits, the social sciences take second place and humanities bring the least. the economic benefits that different culture bring are different. To the contrast, the least practicability means the least economic benefits: the economic value of humanities are limited by theirs
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