When we study language, we start with the most fundamental questions about experience, knowledge and interpretation to investigate the distinguishing characteristics, culture and communication of humans.
Few human beings are truly alone. Most of us are embedded from birth in families, communities, institutions, tribes or clans whose expectations and values help to shape our individual expectations and from whom we may learn how to think about who we are and where we belong in the world.
Through robust collaboration and mutual exchange of ideas and experiences, humanities translates art, culture and creative expression into experiences, scholarship, service and solution-building for ASU faculty, students, and our community partners.
At ASU, contemporary philosophers address science, culture, ethics and the law, the powers (and limitations) of the human mind, and other questions with the tools of thought created, or discovered, over thousands of years.