Framework Humanties Courses at Harvard

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The Humanities include a range of disciplines that explore the ways in which people have articulated their understanding of themselves and the world. Humanities courses are taught by teams of faculty from several departments and fulfill requirements in Humanities concentrations and General Education.

The Frameworks in the Humanities courses, which include Humanities 11a: The Art of Looking, Humanities 11b: The Art of Listening, and Humanities 11c: The Art of Reading, introduce students to fundamental problems, histories, and critical methods that prepare students for more advanced work in a wide variety of concentrations. The Frameworks courses include an attention to exemplary texts, sounds, images, and objects and address how basic acts of looking, listening, and reading can disclose unexpected cultural, historical, and aesthetic richness.

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The Intellective Space: a space beyond thought-pictures

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A daring exploration of the space between language and thought

According to Laurent Dubreuil, we humans both say more than we think and think more than we say. Dubreuil’s particular interest is the intellective space, where thought and knowledge are performed and shared. In The Intellective Space he explores the nature and limits of thought, arguing that something in thinking bypasses cognitive structures