Why history and the humanities are also a form of knowledge
Science and the humanities aren't in conflict—they need each other.
Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. On What Matters: Volume I By Derek Parfit (Oxford University Press, 540 pp., $35) On What Matters: Volume II By Derek Parfit (Oxford University Press, 825 pp., $35) I. The idea that ethics is the province of religion lingers even in relatively secular societies.