Newman and Nussbaum on the Purpose of Higher Education

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore some of the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman and Martha Nussbaum on the purpose and value of higher education and the humanities in particular. Newman focuses on what the humanities contribute to the university (Section 2); Nussbaum focuses on what the humanities contribute to society (Section 3). After having sketched their views, we consider some similarities and differences (Section 4). We close with a brief conclusion (Section 5).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScheuren in het bolwerk – vrouwen in de filosofie: Artikelen aangeboden aan Dr. Loes Derksen
EditorsAnnemarie Halsema, Angela Roothaan
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherVU Boekhandel
Pages78-86
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Peels, R., van Woudenberg, R., & de Ridder, G. J. (2017). Newman and Nussbaum on the Purpose of Higher Education. In A. Halsema, & A. Roothaan (Eds.), Scheuren in het bolwerk – vrouwen in de filosofie: Artikelen aangeboden aan Dr. Loes Derksen (pp. 78-86). Amsterdam: VU Boekhandel.