Towards a Holistic View of Humanities

By Parvaneh Khosravizadeh, Omid Gohari, Navid Gohari and Ghazal Ghaziani.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The paper investigates the deep structure of the human mind by analyzing multiple intelligences theory. Regarding serious critiques proposed by a number of cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and educational theorists (i.e. Sternberg 1983, 1991; Eysenck 1994; Scarr 1985; Klein 1998; Demetriou and Kazi 2006; Demetriou, Mouyi, and Spanoudis 2010, among others), it seems that the different types of intelligence introduced by Gardner (1983) have a shared feature. The authors believe that this particular shared feature can be counted as the key point of the underlying system of human knowledge. Since human cognition may be analyzed by means of universal structures of the mind, and investigating this underlying structure is the most controversial issue of modern studies, paying attention to that feature is vital. The paper concludes with an emphasis on eliminating the borderlines between different fields of studies through the integration of arts, sciences, and linguistic competence.

Keywords: Humanities, Arts, Science, Multiple Intelligences, Cognition, Knowledge, Linguistic Com-petence

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.247-256. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 748.271KB).

Dr. Parvaneh Khosravizadeh

Assistant Professor, Languages and Linguistics Center, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Khosravizadeh is an assistant professor in the Languages and Linguistics Center at Sharif University of Technology. She is a member of the foundation board in the Linguistics Society of Iran (LSI); and has been a member of board of directors of LSI, vice-dean, spokeswoman, and director of public relations of Linguistics Society of Iran from 2000 to 2010. Presently, she is the associate director of the Languages and Linguistics Center at Sharif University of Technology. Dr. Khosravizadeh is co-operating with the Islamic Encyclopedia Foundation in compiling the entries for the Encyclopedia of the Muslim World.

Omid Gohari

Company Partner, Creative Architecture Design (CAD), Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Omid Gohari recieved his MA degree in Architecture from Islamic Azad University. He is a specialist in interior design, and a partner in Creative Architecture Design (CAD) company.

Navid Gohari

Lecturer, Tehran Conservatory, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Navid Gohari is a lecturer at Tehran Conservatory. He has a great deal of experience in composing, conducting, and teaching music.

Ghazal Ghaziani

MA Student in Dramatic Literature, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ghazal Ghaziani is an MA student of Dramatic Literature in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran. She received her BA degree in English Language and Literature, and works as a translator.

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