Not for Profit

Not for Profit 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

✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Not for Profit  By Martha C. Nussbaum ❅ – Oknalubliniec.eu
  • Hardcover
  • 184 pages
  • Not for Profit
  • Martha C. Nussbaum
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 0691140642

10 thoughts on “Not for Profit

  1. says:

    Indian parents take pride in a child who gains admission to the Institutes of Technology and Management they are ashamed of a child who studies literature, or philosophy, or who wants to paint or dance or sing Nussbaum wants to change this situation with this manifesto, with this call to action With the very poignantly ti...

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    In this short book Nussbaum, a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, presents both an argument and a call to action with which everyone may not agree but which is carefully reasoned, articulately presented, and always fascinating.Nussbaum argues that we are in the midst of an educational crisis that is massive, global, and mostly unnoticed Changes are needed and changes are occurring, but the changes that are happening currently are ill advised, h...

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    I m Reading this because of an assignment It s not the sort of thing or author I d generally bother with.The book is trite, simplistic, poorly written, poorly argued and that from one who is basically in sympathy with her general position She draws a simple minded distinction between education for growth which is bad business or technology oriented and education for critical thinking and self development Humanities though this book, like much of the Humanities today, in fact, exhibits I m Reading this because of an assignm...

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    Oh dear I m considering not even putting this book on my Goodreads page because I genuinely feel terrible about not liking it I really WANTED to like this book I LOVE what the book issupposed to be about It s the execution that really disappointed me This book is VERY academic, in the worst sense of the word I really wanted a spirited discussion and defense of the humanities in contemporary American education, and what I got was a very dry comparison to the way American education approa Oh dear I m considering not even putting this book on my Goodreads page because I genuinely feel terrible about not liking it I really WANTED to like this book I LOVE what the book issupposed to be about It s the execution that really disappointed me This book is VERY academic, in the worst sense of the word I really wanted a spirited discussion and defense of the humanities in contemporary American education, and what I got was a very dry comparison to the way American education approaches the humanities and howIndia does Nussbaum spends so much time discussing Rabindranath Tagore that, well, I wanted to throw the book down and say, huffily, IF YOU LIKE HIM SO MUCH JUST WRITE A BOOK ABOUT HIM I really feel the title of this book, and its marketing, really, is sooooo misleading, and I was actually HURT by that I also have to say Nussbaum does spend a few pages discussing the Chicago Children s Choir programs as an example of the way humanitie...

  5. says:

    Este texto me pareci brillante.Un an lisis aterrador del sistema educativo actual y una exposici n de las razones por las que necesitamos en nuestra educaci n y en la vida las humanidades.Un libro muy provechoso para maestros y padres de familia que encontrar n una gu a para educar, desde una edad temprana en el respeto, la equidad, la compasi n y el pensamiento individual proyectado hacia el colectivo con argumentos muy fuertes y v lidos de lo que estamos co...

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    Nussbaum calls her book a manifesto Her manifesto on why democracy needs the humanities is made up of 6 interlocking propositions 1 there is a crisis going on in education today 2 this crisis is the shedding away of the humanities, which produce the necessary espirit de corps and competencies for an active and productive democracy 3 this shedding away of...

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    Nussbaum challenges the current push in education to make everything we learn submissive to a specific career This view sees education as a benefit to our economy, largely to those who profit from the labor of others Nussbaum reminds us that education is a public good it benefits the learner, the teacher, and the communities we live in The Humanities teach us not just valuable skills like problem solving and critical thinking that we need in our jobs, but empathy and compassion that we need Nussbaum challenges the current push in education to make everything we learn submissive to a specific career This view sees education as a benefit to our economy, largely to those who profit from the labor of others Nussbaum reminds us that education is a public good it benefits the learner, the teacher, and the communities we live in The Humanities teach us not just valuable skills like problem solving and critical thinking that we need in our jobs, but empathy and compassion that we need to live in a functioning democracy She draws from various approaches inside and outside the US, to provide a broad context Yet, reading this during the 2016 presidential election shows us exactly what is at stake when we fail to have compassion for others Not only the ignorant and hateful speech of the Republican candidate, but the failings of the DNC ...

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    Nussbaum recommends Philosophy for Children as an exemplary program of Socratic pedagogy, which, she argues, is a necessary component of education in democratic societies Nussbaum calls attention to a world wide crisis in education 2 making national economic growth its primary purpose This crisis involves radical changes in what democratic societies teach the young, 2 and in particular, the de emphasis and even elimination of teaching the humanities and the arts Nussbaum s own ph Nussbaum recommends Philosophy for Children as an exemplary program of Socratic pedagogy, which, she argues, is a necessary component of education in democratic societies Nussbaum calls attention to a world wide crisis in education 2 making national economic growth its primary purpose This crisis involves radical changes in what democratic societies teach the young, 2 and in particular, the de emphasis and even elimination of teaching the humanities and the arts Nussbaum s own philosophy gives education three aims to prepare people for democratic citizenship, for employment and, importantly, for meaningful lives 9 As her title indicates, the book s focus is on the first of these aims, and its argument may be summed up in two statements democracy requires three broad kinds of abilities the ability to think critically the ability to transcend local loyalties and to approach world problems as a citizen of the world and the ability to imagine sympathetically the predicaments of an...

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