Literature and Theory
The Humanities Experience at Soka: Literature & Theory
The Map of Humanities: Three Sources at Play
The teaching of humanities at Soka combines and puts into play three distinct roots or traditions of the humanities learning:
1. Liberal arts and the art of liberty : Antiquity, Renaissance and the Humanistic ideal (15th century)
2. Arts and Sciences: the Romantic heritage and the creation of the Modern University (19th century)
3. The “Sciences of man” and the theory revolution: responding to the global techno-capitalist Modernity (20th century)
The practice of humanistic inquiry at Soka seeks to combine these traditions and open them up for a re-reading resonant with the stakes of our present: global diffusion of techno-capitalism, ecological crisis and the emergence of “life” as an artifact of re-creation and control.