Bridging the sciences and the humanities

Differences exist, but they may not be as entrenched as they appear. There's much to gain in marrying the strengths of both in an increasingly complex and connected world.

For the humanities and social science disciplines in Singapore, it has always been something of an uphill climb.

In our early post-independence days, the culture of pragmatism that underpinned policy informed an unapologetically utilitarian approach to education.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Bridging the sciences and the humanities'. Print Edition | Subscribe