* Paper presented at the First Srinakharinwirot Round Table on the Humanities Agenda--"The Humanities in a Braver and Newer World: Future Mission and New Vision," July 17-19, 1995, Mercure Hotel, Bangkok.

[1]The study of the fine arts, such as music, painting, etc. are also traditionally considered part of the humanities. But these artistic endeavors in themselves tend to be narrow, and the education focusing on these areas are overtly professional and technical. Thus the artistic education is not a part of humanistic education as I propose here, unless it is aimed at educating artists who are also aware of their environment and social contexts, and to be sensitive to problems of ideas. That is to say, they need to be equipped with the same set of skills fostered by humanistic education.