Thursday, August 24, 2006

Teaching Humanity

[21-28 August 2006 - Newsweek International] While education in science and technology is crucially important to our nation's future, "abilities associated with the humanities and the arts are also vital," says Martha Nussbaum, "both to the health of individual nations and to the creation of a decent world culture. These include the ability to think critically, to transcend local loyalties and to approach international problems as a 'citizen of the world.' And, perhaps most important, the ability to imagine sympathetically the predicament of another person." More

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