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Martha Nussbaum: The Voice of Convention

May 07, 2014

By Stephen Eide

Martha Nussbaum is the premier defender of the humanities education now dominant throughout the American academy. Though a political liberal, in debates about higher education she sees herself as occupying the center. She heralds the post-sixties multiculturalist transformation of higher education, while also beating back postmodernist attempts to further minimize the Western tradition. Both the postmodern and conservative critics get it wrong, according to Nussbaum, and overlook what a good thing we've got going. She speaks for the status quo.

Original Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12129-014-9418-3

 

 
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