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    Virtue Ethics: The Misleading Category
    Areté. Revista de Filosofía 11 (1). 1999.
    Virtue ethics is frequently considered to be a single category of ethical theory, and a rival to Kantianismand Utilitarianism. I argue that this approach is a mistake, because both Kantians and Utilitarians can, and do, have an interest in the virtues and the forrnation of character. But even if we focus on the group of ethical theorists who are most commonly called "virtue theorists" because they reject the guidance of both Kantianism and Utilitarianism, and derive inspiration from ancient Gree…Read more
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    Substance, Body, and Soul: Aristotelian Investigations by Edwin Hartman (review)
    Journal of Philosophy 77 (6): 355-365. 1980.
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    : In this commentary on Eva Feder Kittay's Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency, I focus on Kittay's dependency theory. I apply this theory to an analysis of women's inadequate access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. I conclude that while quandaries remain unresolved, including getting men to do their share of dependency work, Kittay's book is an important and original contribution to feminist healthcare ethics and the development of a normative feminist ethic of ca…Read more
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    Essays on Aristotle's De Anima (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 1992/1995.
    Bringing together a group of outstanding new essays on Aristotle's De Anima, this book covers topics such as the relation between soul and body, sense-perception, imagination, memory, desire, and thought, which present the philosophical substance of Aristotle's views to the modern reader. The contributors write with philosophical subtlety and wide-ranging scholarship, locating their interpretations firmly within the context of Aristotle's thought as a whole.u.
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    Aristotle's De Motu Animalium
    Journal of Philosophy 77 (6): 365-378. 1978.
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    On Moral Personhood: Philosophy, Literature, Criticism, and Self-Understanding
    with Richard Eldridge and Frank Palmer
    Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2): 409-431. 1998.
    Frank Palmer, Richard Eldridge, and Martha Nussbaum explore the contributions that imaginative literature can make to ethics. From three different moral philosophical perspectives, they argue that reading literature can help persons to achieve greater moral understanding. This essay examines how each author conceives of moral understanding, particularly in its emotional dimension, and how each thinks that reading literature can promote moral understanding. The essay also considers some implicati…Read more
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    This book is a study of ancient views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek thought an…Read more
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    Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law
    Princeton University Press. 2006.
    Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law.Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associa…Read more
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    Wuthering heights: The romantic ascent
    Philosophy and Literature 20 (2): 362-382. 1996.
  • Linker Aristotelismus. Rez. zu:; Gerechtigkeit oder Das gute Leben
    with J. Schenuit
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 47 (6): 1063-1068. 1999.
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    Compassion: The Basic Social Emotion
    Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (1): 27. 1996.
    Philoctetes was a good man and a good soldier. When he was on his way to Troy to fight alongside the Greeks, he had a terrible misfortune. By sheer accident he trespassed in a sacred precinct on the island of Lemnos. As punishment he was bitten on the foot by the serpent who guarded the shrine. His foot began to ooze with foul-smelling pus, and the pain made him cry out curses that spoiled the other soldiers' religious observances. They therefore left him alone on the island, a lame man with no …Read more
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    Aristotle: De Motu Animalium
    Philosophical Review 90 (4): 601-603. 1978.
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    Transitional Anger
    Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (1): 41--56. 2015.
    ABSTRACT ABSTRACT: A close philosophical analysis of the emotion of anger will show that it is normatively irrational: in some cases, based on futile magical thinking, in others, based on defective values
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    This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. The papers, many of them previously inaccessible to non-specialist readers, explore such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical issues; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and styles; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledg…Read more
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    Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (edited book)
    with Cass R. Sunstein
    Oxford University Press. 2004.
    Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, …Read more