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    Martha Craven Nussbaum (2001). The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
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  2. Martha C. Nussbaum (2001). Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions. Cambridge University Press.
    In this compelling book, Martha C. Nussbaum presents a powerful argument for treating emotions not as alien forces but as highly discriminating responses to...
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    Martha Nussbaum (2001). Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. Cambridge University Press.
    Only a broad concern for functioning and capability can do justice to the complex interrelationships between human striving and its material and social context. IV. CENTRAL HUMAN CAPABILITIES The most interesting worries about ...
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2012). Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities. Princeton University Press.
    "--Peter Brooks, Princeton University "This is an important book and a superb piece of writing, combining passionate enthusiasm with calm arguments and informative examples.
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  5. Martha Nussbaum (2003). Capabilities as Fundamental Entitlements: Sen and Social Justice. Feminist Economics 9 (2-3):33-59.
    Amartya Sen has made a major contribution to the theory of social justice, and of gender justice, by arguing that capabilities are the relevant space of comparison when justice-related issues are considered. This article supports Sen's idea, arguing that capabilities supply guidance superior to that of utility and resources (the view's familiar opponents), but also to that of the social contract tradition, and at least some accounts of human rights. But I argue that capabilities can help us to construct a (...)
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2006). Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law. Princeton University Press.
    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 associated in (...)
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    Martha Craven Nussbaum (1990). Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.
    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-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a conception of ethical (...)
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  8. Martha Craven Nussbaum & Amartya Kumar Sen (1999). The Quality of Life. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2002). Sex and Social Justice. Hypatia 17 (2):171-173.
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  10. Martha C. Nussbaum (1990). Love's Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
    This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy.
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    Martha Nussbaum (1994). The Therapy of Desire. Princeton University Press.
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2003). Women and Human Development. Mind 112 (446):372-375.
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  13. Martha C. Nussbaum (2011). Perfectionist Liberalism and Political Liberalism. Philosophy and Public Affairs 39 (1):3-45.
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    Judith Jarvis Thomson, Philip Fisher, Martha C. Nussbaum, J. B. Schneewind & Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2003). Goodness and Advice. Princeton University Press.
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    Martha Nussbaum (1988). The Fragility of Goodness. Journal of Philosophy 85 (7):376-383.
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  16. Martha C. Nussbaum (1992). Human Functioning and Social Justice: In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism. Political Theory 20 (2):202-246.
    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 (...)
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    Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum (eds.) (2004). Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press.
    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, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals (...)
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  18. Martha C. Nussbaum (1995). Objectification. Philosophy and Public Affairs 24 (4):249–291.
  19. Martha C. Nussbaum (1999). Virtue Ethics: A Misleading Category? [REVIEW] Journal of Ethics 3 (3):163-201.
    Virtue ethics is standardly taught and discussed as a distinctive approach to the major questions of ethics, a third major position alongside Utilitarian and Kantian ethics. I argue that this taxonomy is a confusion. Both Utilitarianism and Kantianism contain treatments of virtue, so virtue ethics cannot possibly be a separate approach contrasted with those approaches. There are, to be sure, quite a few contemporary philosophical writers about virtue who are neither Utilitarians nor Kantians; many of these find inspiration in ancient (...)
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  20. Martha Nussbaum (1996). Compassion: The Basic Social Emotion. Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (1):27.
    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 (...)
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  21. Martha Nussbaum (1985). "Finely Aware and Richly Responsible": Moral Attention and the Moral Task of Literature. Journal of Philosophy 82 (10):516-529.
  22. Martha Craven Nussbaum (1987). Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach. The Institute.
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  23. Martha Nussbaum (2003). Upheavals of Thought. Journal of Religious Ethics 31 (2):325-341.
    In "Upheavals of Thought", Martha Nussbaum offers a theory of the emotions. She argues that emotions are best conceived as thoughts, and she argues that emotion-thoughts can make valuable contributions to the moral life. She develops extensive accounts of compassion and erotic love as thoughts that are of great moral import. This paper seeks to elucidate what it means, for Nussbaum, to say that emotions are forms of thought. It raises critical questions about her conception of the structure of emotion, (...)
     
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    Martha Nussbaum & Jonathan Glover (1997). Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities. Ethics and the Environment 2 (1):91-94.
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  25. Martha C. Nussbaum (1997). Kant and Stoic Cosmopolitanism. Journal of Political Philosophy 5 (1):1–25.
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    Martha Nussbaum (1999). The Professor of Parody. The New Republic 1999:0-0.
  27. Martha C. Nussbaum (2000). Aristotle, Politics, and Human Capabilities: A Response to Antony, Arneson, Charlesworth, and Mulgan. Ethics 111 (1):102-140.
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2015). Political Liberalism and Global Justice. Journal of Global Ethics 11 (1):68-79.
    This article argues that political liberalism, of the type formulated by John Rawls and Charles Larmore and further developed in Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach, is superior to more comprehensive political views both in domestic and in global affairs. Perfectionist liberalism as advocated by John Stuart Mill and Joseph Raz attempts to erase existing religions and replace them with the religion of utility or autonomy. This is wrong, because in the ethico-religious environment of reasonable disagreement that we inhabit (...)
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  29. Anita Allen, Samantha Brennan, Drucilla Cornell, Ann Cudd, Jean Hampton, S. A. Lloyd, Linda McClain, Martha Nussbaum, Susan Okin & Patricia Smith (2004). Varieties of Feminist Liberalism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The essays in this volume present versions of feminism that are explicitly liberal, or versions of liberalism that are explicitly feminist. By bringing together some of the most respected and well-known scholars in mainstream political philosophy today, Amy R. Baehr challenges the reader to reconsider the dominant view that liberalism and feminism are 'incompatible.'.
     
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  30. Martha C. Nussbaum (2013). Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions. Cambridge University Press.
    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 forces but (...)
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  31. Martha Nussbaum (2008). Human Dignity and Political Entitlements. In Adam Schulman (ed.), Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics. [President's Council on Bioethics
     
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  32. Martha Nussbaum (2009). The Capabilities of People with Cognitive Disabilities. Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):331-351.
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    D. W. Hamlyn & Martha Craven Nussbaum (1980). Aristotle's De Motu Animalium. Philosophical Quarterly 30 (120):246.
  34. Martha Nussbaum (2002). Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection. Studies in Philosophy and Education 21 (4/5):289-303.
    Higher education makes an importantcontribution to citizenship. In the UnitedStates, the required portion of the ``liberalarts education'' in colleges and universitiescan be reformed so as to equip students for thechallenges of global citizenship. The paperadvocates focusing on three abilities: theSocratic ability to critize one's owntraditions and to carry on an argument on termsof mutual respect for reason; (2) the abilityto think as a citizen of the whole world, notjust some local region or group; and (3) the``narrative imagination,'' the ability to (...)
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    Martha C. Nussbaum, The Feminist Critique of Liberalism.
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 1997, given by Martha C. Nussbaum, an American philosopher.
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  36. Margaret Gilbert, Andrew Mason, Elizabeth S. Anderson, J. David Velleman, Matthew H. Kramer, Michele M. Moody‐Adams & Martha C. Nussbaum (1999). 10. Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr., On Race and Philosophy Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr., On Race and Philosophy (Pp. 454-456). Ethics 109 (2).
     
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  37. Martha C. Nussbaum (2000). Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. Cambridge University Press.
    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 must be sensitive to gender difference as (...)
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  38. Martha Nussbaum (2005). Beyond the Social Contract : Capabilities and Global Justice. In Gillian Brock & Harry Brighouse (eds.), The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism. Cambridge University Press
     
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    Martha Craven Nussbaum & Amélie Rorty (eds.) (1992/1995). Essays on Aristotle's De Anima. Oxford University Press.
    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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  40. Luis A. Camacho, Colin Campbell, David A. Crocker, Eleonora Curlo, Herman E. Daly, Eliezer Diamond, Robert Goodland, Allen L. Hammond, Nathan Keyfitz, Robert E. Lane, Judith Lichtenberg, David Luban, James A. Nash, Martha C. Nussbaum, ThomasW Pogge, Mark Sagoff, Juliet B. Schor, Michael Schudson, Jerome M. Segal, Amartya Sen, Alan Strudler, Paul L. Wachtel, Paul E. Waggoner, David Wasserman & Charles K. Wilber (1997). Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this comprehensive collection of essays, most of which appear for the first time, eminent scholars from many disciplines—philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, demography, theology, history, and social psychology—examine the causes, nature, and consequences of present-day consumption patterns in the United States and throughout the world.
     
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  41. Martha Craven Nussbaum (1987). Nature, Function, and Capability: Aristotle on Political Distribution. World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University.
  42. J. L. Ackrill, Julia Annas, M. F. Burnyeat, John M. Cooper, Marcia L. Homiak, Rosalind Hursthouse, T. H. Irwin, L. A. Kosman, Richard Kraut, John McDowell, Alfred R. Mele & Martha C. Nussbaum (1998). Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The ethics of Aristotle , and virtue ethics in general, have enjoyed a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. Aristotelian themes, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, are finding an important place in contemporary moral debates. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's (...)
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    Martha Craven Nussbaum (1998). Exactly and Responsibly: A Defense of Ethical Criticism. Philosophy and Literature 22 (2):343-365.
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  44. Martha C. Nussbaum (2004). Emotions as Judgments of Value and Importance. In Robert C. Solomon (ed.), Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. Oxford University Press
     
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  45. Martha Nussbaum (1988). Narrative Emotions: Beckett's Genealogy of Love. Ethics 98 (2):225-254.
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2001). Symposium on Amartya Sen's Philosophy: 5 Adaptive Preferences and Women's Options. Economics and Philosophy 17 (1):67-88.
    Any defense of universal norms involves drawing distinctions among the many things people actually desire. If it is to have any content at all, it will say that some objects of desire are more central than others for political purposes, more indispensable to a human being's quality of life. Any wise such approach will go even further, holding that some existing preferences are actually bad bases for social policy. The list of Central Human Capabilities that forms the core of my (...)
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  47. Martha Nussbaum (2011). Rawls's Political Liberalism. A Reassessment. Ratio Juris 24 (1):1-24.
    Since Rawls's Political Liberalism is by now the subject of a wide and deep philosophical literature, much of it excellent in quality, it would be foolhardy to attempt to say something about each of the major issues of the work, or to sort through debates that can easily be located elsewhere. I have therefore decided to focus on a small number of issues where there is at least some chance that a fresh approach may yield some new understanding of the (...)
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  48. Martha C. Nussbaum (2004). On Hearing Women's Voices: A Reply to Susan Okin. Philosophy and Public Affairs 32 (2):193–205.
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    Martha C. Nussbaum (2000). The Future of Feminist Liberalism. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 74 (2):47 - 79.
  50. Martha C. Nussbaum (1993). Equity and Mercy. Philosophy and Public Affairs 22 (2):83-125.
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