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Frontiers of justice : disability, nationality, species membership

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Tanner lectures on human values (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of the social contract is one of the most powerful approaches to social justice in the Western tradition. Exploring the limitations of the social contract, Nussbaum devises an alternative theory based on the idea of capabilities as an approach to social co-operation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0674019172 9780674019171 9780674024106 0674024109
OCLC Number: 60669143
Description: xiii, 487 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Social contracts and three unsolved problems of justice --
Disabilities and the social contract --
Capabilities and disabilities --
Mutual advantage and global inequality : the transnational social contract --
Capabilities across national boundaries --
Beyond "compassion and humanity" : justice for nonhuman animals --
The moral sentiments and the capabilities approach.
Series Title: Tanner lectures on human values (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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Taking up three urgent problems of social justice neglected by various theories and thus harder to tackle in practical terms and everyday life, this work seeks a theory of social justice that can  Read more...

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