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Cultivating humanity : a classical defense of reform in liberal education

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
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How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such "citizens of the world" in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
Cultivating humanity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)622343691
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 067417948X 9780674179486 0674179498 9780674179493
OCLC Number: 36122018
Awards: University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, 2002.
Description: xii, 328 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The old education and the think-academy --
Socratic self-examination --
Citizens of the world --
The narrative imagination --
The study of non-western cultures --
African-American studies --
Women's studies --
The study of human sexuality --
Socrates in the religious university --
The "new" liberal education.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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