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    Women, Culture and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities
    with Jonathan Glover
    Ethics 107 (4): 725-729. 1997.
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    Compassion: The basic social emotion*: Martha Nussbaum
    Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (1): 27-58. 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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    The Quality of Life
    Ethics 105 (1): 198-201. 1994.
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    Philosophy Cultivating Humanity
    The Philosophers' Magazine 5 38-39. 1999.
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    Interview - Martha Nussbaum
    The Philosophers' Magazine 40 51-54. 2008.
    Martha Nussbuam is one of the most prolific and original philosophers working today. Influenced by ancient philosophy, she has written on the relationship between fiction, the emotions and moral reasoning. With Amartya Sen she developed the capabilities approach to human well-being, which helped shape the UN’s Human Development Index. She is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.
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    Transcendence and Human Values
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2): 445-452. 2002.
    Robert Adams has written a most impressive book. To say that it is the major philosophical contribution to theocentric ethics in recent years, given moral philosophers’ general avoidance of religious topics, would be grossly inadequate praise. Nor would that judgment adequately convey the book’s fresh and subtle contributions to many more familiar topics in philosophical ethics, from the nature of ethical language to the virtues to the role of civil liberties in a pluralistic society. Most impre…Read more
  • Précis of Upheavals of Thought
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2): 443-449. 2004.
    Emotions shape the landscape of our mental and social lives. Like the “geological upheavals” a traveler might discover in a landscape where recently only a flat plane could be seen, they mark our lives as uneven, uncertain, and prone to reversal. Why and how? Is it because emotions are animal energies or impulses that have no connection with our thoughts, imaginings, and appraisals? In the passage from which my title is taken, Proust denies this, calling the emotions “geological upheavals of tho…Read more
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    Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
    Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1): 32-53. 1987.
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    “Equal Respect for Conscience”
    The Harvard Review of Philosophy 15 (1): 4-20. 2007.
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    Animal Minds and Human Morals: The Origins of the Western Debate
    with Richard Sorabji
    Philosophical Review 105 (3): 403. 1996.
    In 55 B.C. Pompey staged a combat between humans and elephants; the elephants were slaughtered en masse. Moved by their piteous trumpetings, the audience protested—feeling, says Cicero, that there was a certain community, between elephants and themselves. As Sorabji notes, this recognition of belonging is inconsistent with the Stoic thesis that our moral affiliations embrace only the human kind. Cicero as letter-writer allows himself a qualm that his philosophical stance refuses.
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    Readers of Sex and Social Justice will find in its essays fresh insights and powerful arguments on such varied topics as pornography, prostitution, gay rights, the tensions between feminist imperatives and respect for cultural and religious differences, the importance to feminism of considering how desires adjust to socially formed expectations, the relationship between narrative, mercy and justice, Kenneth Dover’s memoirs, and Richard Posner’s economic and evolutionary account of sexual behavio…Read more
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    Perfektionistischer Liberalismus und Politischer Liberalismus
    Zeitschrift Für Praktische Philosophie 1 (1): 99-166. 2014.
    Dieser Text ist ursprünglich 2011 unter dem Titel „Perfectionist Liberalism and Political Liberalism“ in Philosophy & Public Affairs 39, 3–45, erschienen. Wir danken Martha Nussbaum sowie dem Verlag Wiley für die Erlaubnis zur Übersetzung und hoffen damit, zur weiteren Rezeption dieses wichtigen Textes beizutragen.
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    Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind: Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium Hellenisticum
    with Christopher Gill and Jacques Brunschwig
    Philosophical Review 104 (4): 583. 1995.
    This is the latest volume in a series that has made important contributions on Hellenistic philosophy, currently the liveliest context of research in ancient philosophy. Each volume is based on a smallish conference of leading international scholars; the aim is not to generate shared work on a single issue or topic, but to produce a series of original, expert papers in a given area. A feature of the series has been to show not only that much new, good scholarship can be done on Hellenistic thoug…Read more
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    The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
    with John M. Cooper
    Philosophical Review 97 (4): 543. 1988.
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    Theories of social justice are necessarily abstract, reaching beyond the particular and the immediate to the general and the timeless. Yet such theories, addressing the world and its problems, must respond to the real and changing dilemmas of the day. A brilliant work of practical philosophy, Frontiers of Justice is dedicated to this proposition. Taking up three urgent problems of social justice neglected by current theories and thus harder to tackle in practical terms and everyday life, Martha …Read more
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    Anger, Mercy, Revenge (edited book)
    with Robert A. Kaster
    University of Chicago Press. 2010.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca—whose works have been highly praised by modern authors …Read more
  • Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind (edited book)
    with Jacques Brunschwig
    Cambridge University Press. 1993.
    The philosophers of the Hellenistic schools in ancient Greece and Rome made important contributions to the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of psychology. This volume, which contains the proceedings of the Fifth Symposium Hellenisticum, describes and analyses their contributions on issues such as: the nature of perception, imagination and belief; the nature of the passions and their role in action; the relationship between mind and body; freedom and determinism; the role of pleasure as a go…Read more
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    Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach
    Cambridge University Press. 2000.
    In this major book Martha Nussbaum, one of the most innovative and influential philosophical voices of our time, proposes a kind of feminism that is genuinely international, argues for an ethical underpinning to all thought about development planning and public policy, and dramatically moves beyond the abstractions of economists and philosophers to embed thought about justice in the concrete reality of the struggles of poor women. Nussbaum argues that international political and economic thought…Read more
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    Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions
    Cambridge University Press. 2001.
    Emotions shape the landscape of our mental and social lives. Like geological upheavals in a landscape, they mark our lives as uneven, uncertain and prone to reversal. Are they simply, as some have claimed, animal energies or impulses with no connection to our thoughts? Or are they rather suffused with intelligence and discernment, and thus a source of deep awareness and understanding? In this compelling book, Martha C. Nussbaum presents a powerful argument for treating emotions not as alien forc…Read more
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    Human Functioning and Social Justice
    Political Theory 20 (2): 202-246. 1992.
    It will be seen how in place of the wealth and poverty of political economy come the rich human being and rich human need. The rich human being is simultaneously the human being in need of totality of human life-activities — the man in whom his own realization exists as an inner necessity, as need. Marx, Economic andPhilosophical Manuscripts of 1844Svetaketu abstained from food for fifteen days. Then he came to his father and said, `What shall I say?' The father said: `Repeat the Rik, Yagus, and…Read more
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    Rawls's Political Liberalism (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2015.
    Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls's _Political Liberalism_ defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both religious and secular. These core values have never been more critical as anxiety grows over political and religious difference and new restrictions are placed on peaceful protest and individual expression. This anthology of original essays suggests new, groundbreaking applications of Rawls's work …Read more
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    Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls's _Political Liberalism_ defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both religious and secular. These core values have never been more critical as anxiety grows over political and religious difference and new restrictions are placed on peaceful protest and individual expression. In her introduction to the volume, Martha Nussbaum discusses the main themes of _Political L…Read more
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    Comment
    In Judith JarvisHG Thomson (ed.), Goodness and Advice, Princeton University Press. pp. 97-125. 2009.
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    Le premier fondateur
    Archives de Philosophie du Droit 52 299-316. 2009.
    Roger Williams est l’un des créateurs de la tradition constitutionnelle américaine. Il fournit les bases d’une politique fondée sur un égal respect des consciences et l’équité religieuse qui résonnent jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Derrière son importante réussite politique, il y a une pensée aussi riche sur ces questions que celle de John Locke et nettement plus pénétrante quant à la psychologie de la victime et de son tortionnaire. Elle tourne autour d’une idée sur laquelle Williams se concentre avec un…Read more