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Not for profit: why democracy needs the humanities

By: Nussbaum, Martha Craven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Public square (Princeton, N.J.): Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010Description: xv, 158 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780691140643.Subject(s): Education, Humanistic -- Philosophy | Democracy and educationOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

"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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