Empirical science has been hailed as the ultimate solution to all of the humanity’s problems. However, what we often fail to realize is that the same science can be held responsible for humanity’s greatest failures as well. Many have claimed that such failures arise out of science’s inability to understand human behavior completely due to its focus on objectivity. However, human phenomena are dependent on processes and laws that are not readily measured by empirical methods.
Human attitudes and feelings, ideas and aspirations determine much of our external behavioral patterns whether they are social or psychological, economic or political. This is where human sciences comes into the picture; it studies the human processes and laws through the use of rational and unbiased, subjective as well as objective methods. Let us delve deeper into the subject and try to understand what human sciences exactly are and discover some of the aspects involved in the study of human sciences.