Humanities

The humanities involves methods of speculation, critical analysis, conceptual mapping, signal systemitization and networking, and normative exploration. This can manifest in activities of criticism, exposition, abstract explanation, and qualitatively-focused production of material culture. Consequently, not only does its expanse of possible approaches to the study of the given object differ from that of the sciences, but for this very reason it, standing in the background of the sciences, both disciplines and is informed by scientifically produced factual knowledge and phenomenal pattern models. That is, it is fertile ground for hypotheses as well as an acting constraint on the implications to be drawn from experiment and their proper baring to different discussions or at given levels of abstraction. Hence, the humanities is also the proper field of interdisciplinarity, whether or not it realizes this potential.