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Cultivating Humanity : A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education

Cultivating Humanity : A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674179493

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ISBN13: 978-0674179493
ISBN10: 0674179498
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1997
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Cultivating Humanity : A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674179493

Martha C. Nussbaum

ISBN13: 978-0674179493
ISBN10: 0674179498
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers 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. She draws on Socrates and the Stoics to establish three core values of liberal education, and then shows these values at work in a variety of schools across the nation. Taking up the challenge of conservative critics of academe, she argues persuasively that sustained reform in liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education today.

Author Bio

Nussbaum, Martha C. : University of Chicago

Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of many books, including Poetic Justice, Love's Knowledge, and The Fragility of Goodness.

Table of Contents

Preface


Introduction: 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

Conclusion: The New Liberal Education


Notes
Index

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