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ERIC Number: EJ1115752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
What Is Education For? A Discussion of Nussbaum's "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities"
Lin, Jing
Education and Urban Society, v48 n8 p767-779 Nov 2016
This article provides a discussion of the book, "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities" by Martha C. Nussbaum from the perspective of a visiting scholar to the United States from China. It begins by addressing two critical topics discussed by Nussbaum: consequences of focusing only on economic growth and the importance of humanistic values. The article then incorporates the voices of other scholars as it considers implications of Nussbaum's work. The article concludes by suggesting service-learning as a means of accomplishing the educational goals proposed by Nussbaum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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