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Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2010.
Series: Public square.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780691140643 0691140642
OCLC Number: 690871079
Awards: Short-listed for Brenda Walker's Best Books of the Year, The Age 2010 (United States)
Description: 1 v. (XV-158 p.) : portr. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The silent crisis --
Education for profit, education for democracy --
Educating citizens : the moral (and anti-moral) emotions --
Socratic pedagogy : the importance of argument --
Citizens of the world --
Cultivating imagination : literature and the arts --
Democratic education on the ropes.
Series Title: Public square.
Other Titles: Silent crisis.
Education for profit, education for democracy.
Educating citizens : the moral (and anti-moral) emotions.
Socratic pedagogy : the importance of argument.
Citizens of the world.
Cultivating imagination : literature and the arts.
Democratic education on the ropes.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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Anxiously focused on national economic growth, we increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and  Read more...

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One of The Age's (Brenda Walker) Best Books of the Year for 2010 "Nussbaum makes a persuasive case."--New Yorker "Nussbaum ... brings to this perennial [education] debate an impassioned urgency ... Read more...

 
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