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    characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download 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 titl

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    characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download I'm Reading this because of an assignment It's not the sort of thing or author I'd generally bother withThe book is trite simplistic poorly written poorly argued and that from one who is basically in sympathy with her general positi

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    [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum In this short book Nussbaum a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago presents both an argument and a c

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    [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum Nussbaum challenges the current push in education to make everything we learn submissive to a specific career This view sees educati

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    [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Martha C. Nussbaum characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities 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 h

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    [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum How many times can one say the exact same thing but phrased slightly differently? Read this book to find out

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    characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download I wanted to understand why the democratic values that I pay lip service matter The humanities and the arts are under threat as it feels like it’s always been and the uestion we should be asking is not if we can afford to keep them alive but if we can afford not to Throughout Nussbaum emphasizes the centralit

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    [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum I am not entirely sure what to make of this except to note that it is disappointing and that may be because 1 these are debates that I find myself in the middle of as a humanities scholar working in a Science Faculty and 2 Nussbaum did not really go far enough for me There is no doubt this is a political manifesto and there is a real need for lucid compelling and powerful defences of the humanities in the current climate where we are repeat

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    Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Martha C. Nussbaum Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download [Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities] New ¼ Martha C. Nussbaum 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 chan

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characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download Free download Ä Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities 105 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 t. I m Reading this because of an assignment It s not the sort of thing or author I d generally bother withThe 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 precious little of such allegedly critical thinking she confuses NeoLberalism and NeoMercantilism neither of which term she seems to be familiar with lumping them together as old paradigm and collectivist and claims that the hyperdrive towards economic growth that one sees in India and South Africa and presumably China will undercut democracy in the Western World non seuitur anyone this by the way at a time when the West has itself entered what is perhaps terminal economic decline and when the political conseuences of that decline in growth are becoming clearer day by day today for example a threat she seems to be uite unaware ofBasically a rehashing of ideals that were cutting edge in 1917 Tagore Dewey but whose breathless espousal today is something of an embarrassment The intellectual narcissism of the Humanities in America is on full display here Though very bright Nussbaum was a lousy classical scholar who had been feted and coddled by institutions and by her mentor Gwill Owen since early days Her work on Plato was awful not surprising coming from the school she comes from Owen and Vlastos Aristotle she thinks was basically an essentialist which is incorrect see eg ali her dissertation on the de motu animalium was a fairly strong piece of work as philosophical commentary goes though her knowledge of Greek was always suspect I could go on But people are already angry at me for speaking the truth too loudlyAnyway the book is basically a waste of time BAG IT

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characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download Free download Ä Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities 105 Se 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 educati. 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 reuires 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 another person 7 and a liberal arts education with emphasis on the arts and humanities is necessary to cultivate these abilities

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characters Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities Martha C. Nussbaum í 5 Read & Download Free download Ä Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities 105 Reat 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 respon. 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 the humanities can be attributed to the growth oriented economy which prefers professional skill ism rather than the critical thinking skills and the imaginative empathy cultivated by the humanities 4 at the same time events in the world today are heading in the direction where international cooperation and collaboration is needed which must surely demand critical thinking and imaginative empathy for cross cultural work 5 however we are heading in the opposite direction through our present attention on standardized testing and technically oriented education directives which produce useful machines pp 2 but not imaginative and empathetic human beings 6 hence not only do we ultimately undermine our own cherished democracy but ultimately too we undermine the solidarity needed for a universal democracy that can solve universal problems affecting all To be fair we will have to take Nussbaum s argument one step deeper that societies and hence to a certain extent also publicly funded universities in many places prefer practical skill ism rather than the humanities Since the growth oriented economy reuires skillful workers who can obey and work rather than to uestion and think classes oriented to imparting practical or applied skills are much favored by policy makers bosses parents and students alike because everyone in this suarish ecology seemed well pleased However even growth demands people who possess the abilities to think and imagine creatively and the humanities can help to cultivate that Therefore it is according to Nussbaum never an eitheror for or against the humanities rather we can have both growth and the humanities As a matter of her opinion to have growth we ought to invest and grow the humanities I leave you to ponder on Nussbaum s surprising acuiescence But the strangeness of this acuiescence to incorporate the humanities into the growth oriented economy is surely and only because of Nussbaum s paradoxical nullification of the very thing she sought to defend in this book how is it possible to defend the humanities by deliberately subjecting and designing the humanities so that it can support growth ie economically oriented growth laced with many externalities Thankfully Nussbaum s did not say how beyond these hints and to what extent this can be done But at least one thing is clear the kind of growth Nussbaum criticizes is also the kind of growth that bears no special allegiance to anything or anyone as long as something expands the economy in the short term this something is valued Thus to expect growth to value the humanities because the humanities seem to impart valuable fundamental and hence somewhat long term competencies with uncertain outcome is naive at best And half expecting this book to fulfill its large graphical and title promise on the critiue of the for profit system ie NOT FOR PROFIT Nussbaum unfortunately did not venture into the intricacies of the FOR PROFIT teleology working at every level of the society today Instead what Nussbaum presented is a defense for Socratic pedagogy and a fastpaced clip through the ideas of several education progressivists names like Rousseau Dewey and Tagore I don t think Socrates needs to be defended again and I certainly don t think Rousseau is as innocent as Nussbaum made him to be or Dewey so easily and swiftly understood Rather I think that both Socrates and Rousseau et al the progressivists are misplaced as two whole chapters in a book with a critical and urgent mission For these reasons I am also not convinced In than a few places Nussbaum makes uncritical statements that seem at odds with the overall thesis in her manifesto for example knowledge is no guarantee of good behavior but ignorance is a virtual guarantee of bad behavior pp81 Well that depends on what kind of ignorance one speaks of Arrogant and inconsiderate ignorance yes of course But humble and considered ignorance isn t that the goal of Socratic teaching and the beginning of knowledge Similarly but on a broader interpretation Nussbaum s uncritical call for the universal citizen or the cosmopolitan citizen demands a very careful review who and to what extent can be a citizen of the world today and for what purpose or mission And what are the underlying ethos of such a global citizenship What are its underlying binding values Without answering these uestions we can only suspect that what Nussbaum has in mind as the underlying ethos is the ideal form of democracy that she is familiar with This is unlikely to go well with everyone in the world today Not only so Nussbaum s uncritical call is likely to exacerbate her very uest for a productive citizenship of the world In all I think this manifesto is a missed opportunity for a stronger and a convincing call to arms in the humanities today Insofar as Nussbaum s premise is concerned I think it is relevant for the complex crisis the world is facing today what to do at the limits of the market economy and how to deal with the threats of the environment at its limits However Nussbaum s subseuent arguments stray too often from the deeper and much urgent mission that her premises promised

  • Hardcover
  • 158
  • Not for Profit Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
  • Martha C. Nussbaum
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9780691140643