The Art of Being Human, Tenth Edition, introduces students to the ways in which the humanities can broaden their perspectives, enhance their ability to think critically, and enrich their lives.
This well-respected book has been lauded for its scope, accessibility, and writing style. Featuring a unique topical organization, Part I introduces the humanities as a technique for living, by connecting the arts to students’ daily lives, utilizing the humanities to foster critical thinking skills, and examining their mythic origins. Part II explores the individual genres of literature, art, music, theater, musical theater, and cinema. Part III looks at provocative themes in the humanities: religion, morality, happiness, love, life and death, nature, and freedom.