Human science

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For Human Sciences ( English human science ), and human sciences , are sciences that deal with the people concerned as a research object. An interdisciplinary way of working is associated with the term. Despite some differences, research in the human sciences draws on methods, attempts at explanation and arguments from the humanities as well as from the social and natural sciences . In this context, human science has parallels with anthropology .

Canon of subjects

Among the human sciences in this sense may include psychology , pedagogy , didactics , social work , anthropology , psychoanalysis , human biology , human medicine , nursing science , human ethology , sociobiology , human geography and humanities and cultural studies as historical science , anthropology and ethnology and archeology counted become.


The application of the qualifications gained in the course of studies and in the academic work and the results obtained cannot be assigned in a general or generalized manner, but must only be determined individually.


Economics and social sciences (such as sociology or political science ) as well as related humanities and cultural science disciplines are usually not part of the human sciences, but are part of the humanities . Social sciences are primarily concerned with structures and processes on the macro level and use human science findings primarily for the purposes of action-theoretical considerations within the framework of methodological individualism .


  • Florence Vienne, Christina Brandt (ed.): Knowledge object human. Human Scientific Practices in the 20th Century . Kulturverlag Kadmos, Berlin 2009 ISBN 978-3-86599-062-4 .
  • Eduard Zellinger: The empirical human science in transition. From behaviorism to an adequate exploration of man . Kohlhammer 1977, ISBN 978-3-17-009834-3 .

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Wiktionary: Human sciences  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations