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Not for Profit

Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

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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.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780691140643
Branch Call Number: 370.115 NUSSBAUM
Characteristics: xv, 158 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 04, 2018

From the point of view of the message, I should give it four and half stars, but, because of the repetitiveness and a lack of even some summaries of sociological, political and economic research, it falls a bit flat. I doubt anyone who doesn't already agree with its conclusions would even read this little book, let alone be convinced by it. Some of the later parts, which mention Winnicot and play, and Philosophy for Children, and FPSPI, were new to me, and they're interesting enough to take a further look into.

ser_library Apr 15, 2017

for the intelligent general reader; i enjoyed learning about educational theorists and philosophers from the past


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