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    This approach starts from below with people’s lives and it defines social mobility and well-being in terms of opportunities. As Martha Nussbaum states, “such an approach had better begin close to the ground, looking at life stories, and the human meaning of policy changes for real people” (Nussbaum 2011, 14). The capabilities approach demands one central question according to Nussbaum, “what is each person able to do and be?” (Nussbaum 2011, 18). The capabilities approach was coined jointly by Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher Martha S. Nussbaum. It is both an empirical assessment and also a normative framework. It is both a way to theorize about social justice, but also a method of evaluation based on comparative quality of life assessment. It is an evaluative framework used to judge the degree to which government policy increased or decreased the quality of life for all people as defined by their capabilities. It is meant to go beyond monetary indicators of well-being. Income and employment are commonly used to capture a person’s well-being, and yet, we know that…

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    Not for Profit is made up of seven chapters and each chapter is reinforcing and strengthening the author’s main arguments. Martha Nussbaum’s work revolves around a call for the rescue of educational system on a global scale, particularly issues relating to promotion of knowledge, skills, and personalities necessary for a democratic citizenship. Earlier in her work, she articulates that, “We are in the midst of a crisis of massive proportions and grave global significance…No, I mean a crisis that…

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    Cosmopolitan Education: Attainable or simply unrealistic Did you realize that the currency of Indonesia is known as the Rupiah? If not, then perhaps the idea of learning about other countries and cultures is for you. Martha Nussbaum argues in her article Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism that the population should be educated in all things, not just things that happen on American soil. Nussbaum believes in the importance of knowing and understanding other cultures in order truly understand one’s…

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    Though looked down upon by many schools, Arts and Humanities play quintessential educational role in developing moral imagination. This is shown in the book, Not for Profit, by Martha C. Nussbaum. The Arts and Humanities allows individual to grow and mature to their own person and not society manipulated tool. Arts and Humanities gifts its students with the ability to think critically and build a sense of moral imagination. Which despite the misconception, does support the cause of democratic…

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    So many of the problems they face today as a country and as a world are the result of ignorance and ethnocentrism. The misguided War on Terror, one of the more important examples in our time, is the result of religious and cultural intolerance on both sides. In her essay “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism,” Martha Nussbaum argues that to remedy such issues, they should forgo their nationalist tendencies and view themselves first and foremost as citizens of the world, or cosmopolitans. Most of her…

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    Martha Nussbaum develops a theory based on capabilities to achieve a life full of dignity in Women and cultural universals. The capabilities she selects are meant to direct politics away from being used for survival and move it to achieve full human function where each individual flourish. She states “We want to describe a life in which the dignity of human being is not violated by hunger or fear or absence of opportunity.” (women and cultural universals, page 40). Because of the traditions set…

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    • 50% of Indians don’t have proper shelter. • 70% don’t have access to decent toilets (which inspires a multitude of bacteria to host their own disease party). • 35% of households don’t have a nearby water source. • 85% of villages don’t have a secondary school (how can this be the same government claiming 9% annual growth?). • Over 40% of these same villages don’t have proper roads connecting them. (2) After having a quick review of the Indian case, I will talk about the story of a poor…

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    I Introduction: 1. Information about the author and the text a. Teaching humanity was written by Martha Nussbaum" is an American philosopher and the current Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago" ,in Newsweek International, on the 4th of june,2014. b. Teaching humanity. 2. Purpose a. the purpose of the article is to argue a point whether we are domed by science and technology which have become so important and addictive that most of us lack moral values and ethics that we…

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    In Sex and Social Justice, Martha Nussbaum applies liberal feminism to the international scene. Nussbaum particularly focuses on women’s issues in the third word. Nussbaum argues that some cultural traditions pose an obstacle to women in modern societies. She continues by arguing that women should not be viewed as inferior to men, but equal. Nussbaum argues that injustice against women exists in: quality of life, emotions, religion, political liberty and participation, employment, education, and…

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    competitive, institutions of higher education around the world continually make efforts to prepare their students for the quickly-advancing field of engineering. Through different approaches, countries around the world succeed and through their efforts we advance as a global society in our technology. Of the many approaches taken to education, one discussed by Martha Nussbaum in her piece, Education for Profit, Education for Democracy as the “single-subject model,” is characterized as an…

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