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'Human Science' or 'Human science'?[edit]

Does the article have to be capitalized 'Human Science' or no? WinterSpw (talk) 00:30, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

History as science - or not?

In the introduction, history is included among the Human Sciences. Later in the article, it is included among humanities that are not sciences. This should be one way or the other, but as a natural scientist, I would prefer the decision to be finalized by authors involved directly. That said, I would certainly prefer that historians feet be held to the fire of verification, as well as theoretical consistency. Pcrosen (talk) 04:05, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

humanistic social science[edit]

It is not clear how the human sciences are different from the social sciences. What would be different between humanistic social science and just social science or just political science and human political science? Is this just a difference between English English and American English? Nitpyck (talk) 14:55, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Moral Science???[edit]

This is an error that is an oversight hopefully not an intentional American intellectual positioning that I see all too often on Wikipedia these days. Moral Science is not simply Human Science in the sense that I would argue that there is specific humanist tradition within the Human Science that can be called Moral Science. Moral Science is connected to the German term Geisteswissenschaft. More on this context can be found within the introduction to Gadamer's Truth_and_method.


The person who wrote this article was incorrect to specifically attribute the term, "human science," to phenomenology (Husserl). The "human sciences" have, historically, been a part of the German educational system - much as the "social sciences" are commonly used in the Anglophone countries. Husserl was German, and he simply used the common category found in German universities. Mark A. Foster, Ph.D. (talk) 06:48, 11 November 2011 (UTC)


This article is mainly about topics that do not concern ones understanding of human science, and the explanation to the subject offered by the universities teaching it is excluded. That is, the fact that human science is a blend of, amongst other subjects, biology, sociology and anthropology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:18, 4 December 2013 (UTC)