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Cultivating humanity : a classical defense of reform in liberal education / Martha C. Nussbaum.

By: Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997Description: xii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674179493 (paperback) .Subject(s): Education, Humanistic -- United States -- Case studies | Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Sociological aspects -- Case studies | Curriculum change -- United States -- Case studiesDDC classification: 370.112 NUS Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The Old Education and the Think-Academy Ch. 1. Socratic Self-Examination Ch. 2. Citizens of the World Ch. 3. The Narrative Imagination Ch. 4. The Study of Non-Western Cultures Ch. 5. African-American Studies Ch. 6. Women's Studies Ch. 7. The Study of Human Sexuality Ch. 8. Socrates in the Religious University Conclusion: The "New" Liberal Education. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education -critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-320) and index.

The Old Education and the Think-Academy
Ch. 1. Socratic Self-Examination
Ch. 2. Citizens of the World
Ch. 3. The Narrative Imagination
Ch. 4. The Study of Non-Western Cultures
Ch. 5. African-American Studies
Ch. 6. Women's Studies
Ch. 7. The Study of Human Sexuality
Ch. 8. Socrates in the Religious University
Conclusion: The "New" Liberal Education.
Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education -critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship.

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