Ebook Not For Profit Author Martha C Nussbaum Bassgrotto.co.uk In This Short And Powerful Book, Celebrated Philosopher Martha Nussbaum Makes A Passionate Case For The Importance Of The Liberal Arts At All Levels Of Education Historically, The Humanities Have Been Central To Education Because They Have Rightly Been Seen As Essential For Creating Competent Democratic Citizens But Recently, Nussbaum Argues, Thinking About The Aims Of Education Has Gone Disturbingly Awry Both In The United States And Abroad Anxiously Focused On National Economic Growth, We Increasingly Treat Education As Though Its Primary Goal Were To Teach Students To Be Economically Productive Rather Than To Think Critically And Become Knowledgeable And Empathetic Citizens This Shortsighted Focus On Profitable Skills Has Eroded Our Ability To Criticize Authority, Reduced Our Sympathy With The Marginalized And Different, And Damaged Our Competence To Deal With Complex Global Problems And The Loss Of These Basic Capacities Jeopardizes The Health Of Democracies And The Hope Of A Decent World In Response To This Dire Situation, 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 Drawing On The Stories Of Troubling And Hopeful Educational Developments From Around The World, Nussbaum Offers A Manifesto That Should Be A Rallying Cry For Anyone Who Cares About The Deepest Purposes Of Education.
Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program She is the founder and Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.Martha Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities From 1986 to 1993, Ms Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation and the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, and currently chairs its new Committee for Public Philosophy She has been a member of the Association s National Board In 1999 2000 she was one of the three Presidents of the Association, delivering the Presidential Address in the Central Division Ms Nussbaum has been a member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies She received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non Fiction for 1990, and the PEN Spielvogel Diamondstein Award for the best collection of essays in 1991 Cultivating Humanity won the Ness Book Award of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 1998, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002 Sex and Social Justice won the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in 2000 Hiding From Humanity won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004 She has received honorary degrees from thirty seven colleges and universities in the U S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, including Grinnell College, Williams College, The College of William and Mary, The University of St Andrews Scotland , the University of Edinburgh Scotland , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium , the University of Toronto, the Ecole Normale Sup rieure Paris , the New School University, the University of Haifa, Ohio State University, and Georgetown University She received the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002, the Barnard College Medal of Distinction in 2003, the Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award in 2007, and the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 2010 She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland In 2009 she won the A.SK award from the German Social Science Research Council for WZB for her contributions to social system reform, and the American Philosophical Society s Henry M Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence
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- Martha C. Nussbaum
- 11 December 2017 Martha C. Nussbaum