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The Humanities and the Social "Sciences"

Humanities as distinct from empirical sciences

The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, using methods that are primarily critical, or speculative, and have a significant historical element[1]—as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.[1] The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The humanities that are also sometimes regarded as social sciences include history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics.

Economics as a social science Are the Humanities fields of study for which there is no (need for?) empirical modeling?

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