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Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities / Martha C. Nussbaum
Alternate Title Why democracy needs the humanities
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LC1011 .N88 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Education, Humanistic -- Philosophy
Democracy and education
Physical Description xv, 158 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-152) and index
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
Summary "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
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2012
Series Public square (Princeton, N.J.)

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