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Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
Not for profit.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)775028301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9781400842018 1400842018 0691154481 9780691154480
OCLC Number: 774276765
Notes: "Fourteenth printing, and first paperback printing, with a new afterword, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 168 pages).
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 (Princeton, N.J.)
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum ; with a new afterword by the author.

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Argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. This title offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for those who cares about the  Read more...

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"Nussbaum makes a persuasive case."--New Yorker "Nussbaum ... brings to this perennial [education] debate an impassioned urgency ... and broad erudition... Nussbaum's defense of this worthy cause is Read more...

 
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