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Eudaimonia!: Martha Nussbaums aristoteliska försvar för en reformering av högre utbildning
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay aims to examine Martha Nussbaum's proposal for a classical defense of reform in liberal education and her critique of utility thinking in higher education. I want to explore how Nussbaum uses history to create an ethical alternative that cultivates both moral and intellectual virtues, which she considers to be crucial for the survival of democracy. In examining Nussbaum's use of Aristotle, I focus on her work as a proposal for institutional implementation of an Aristotelian epistemology and the cultivation of the individual as an ethical political subject. This study highlights the epistemological, educational and political ideas that form the basis of Nussbaum's ideals. I intend, however, to go beyond a contextualizing reading and thus establish a dialogue with a radical intersubjectivity to respond to Nussbaum's ambitions to recognize human vulnerabilities as assets for reason. From this perspective, I problematise Nussbaum's aspirations for reform and argue that she maintains a loyalty to an ideal that stands in contrast to the possibilities for epistemological and thus ethical political change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity, Not for Profit, Creating Capabilities, liberal education, higher education, Aristotle, virtues, humanities, capabilities approach, utility, value, radical intersubjectivity
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-15824DiVA: diva2:508311
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History of Ideas
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-03-21 Created: 2012-03-08 Last updated: 2012-03-21Bibliographically approved

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