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Nussbaum, Martha Craven 1947-

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Works: 399 works in 1,447 publications in 5 languages and 54,047 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Reviews  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Compiler, Other, Commentator, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: HM671, 305.42
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Sex & social justice by Martha Craven Nussbaum( file )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,100 libraries worldwide
Growing out of Nussbaum's years of work with an international development agency connected with the United Nations, this collection charts a feminism that is deeply concerned with the urgent needs of women who live in hunger and illiteracy, or under unequal legal systems. Offering an internationalism informed by development economics and empirical detail, many essays take their start from the experiences of women in developing countries. Nussbaum argues for a universal account of human capacity and need, while emphasizing the essential role of knowledge of local circumstance. Further chapters take on the pursuit of social justice in the sexual sphere, exploring the issue of equal rights for lesbians and gay men
The offensive Internet : speech, privacy, and reputation ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,295 libraries worldwide
"The Internet has been romanticized as a zone of freedom. The alluring combination of sophisticated technology with low barriers to entry and instantaneous outreach to millions of users has mesmerized libertarians and communitarians alike. Lawmakers have joined the celebration, passing the Communications Decency Act, which enables Internet Service Providers to allow unregulated discourse without danger of liability, all in the name of enhancing freedom of speech. But an unregulated Internet is a breeding ground for offensive conduct. At last we have a book that begins to focus on abuses made possible by anonymity, freedom from liability, and lack of oversight. The distinguished scholars assembled in this volume, drawn from law and philosophy, connect the absence of legal oversight with harassment and discrimination. Questioning the simplistic notion that abusive speech and mobocracy are the inevitable outcomes of new technology, they argue that current misuse is the outgrowth of social, technological, and legal choices. Seeing this clearly will help us to be better informed about our options. In a field still dominated by a frontier perspective, this book has the potential to be a real game changer. Armed with example after example of harassment in Internet chat rooms, blogs, and forums, the authors detail some of the vile and hateful speech that the current combination of law and technology has bred. The facts are then treated to analysis and policy prescriptions. Read this book and you will never again see the Internet through rose-colored glasses."--Jacket
Animal rights : current debates and new directions by Cass R Sunstein( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,271 libraries worldwide
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 is being fundamentally rethought
Women and human development : the capabilities approach by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,023 libraries worldwide
Auteur pleit voor een nieuw soort feminisme dat echt internationaal van karakter is en alle ideeen over ontwikkelingsplanning en overheidsbeleid beïnvloedt en de rechtvaardigheidsgedachte bevordert
Sex, preference, and family essays on law and nature by David M Estlund( file )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
This is a paperback reprint of a book originally published in January 1997. It is a collection of essays that examines the relationship between nature and law, the "personal" and the "political". Some focus on the grey area where it is difficult to tell what, if anything, is "natural". Others focus on areas of human life that have frequently been thought to be natural rather than socially shaped, such as sexuality and the family. Each essay brings to the current debate the insights of a variety of disciplines - above all, philosophy, political science, and law. It should appeal to anyone interested in sexuality, gender, feminism, and the family
The fragility of goodness : luck and ethics in Greek tragedy and philosophy by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
56 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
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 and addresses major issues in contemporary ethical theory. One of its most original aspects is its interrelated treatment of both literary and philosophical texts. The Fragility of Goodness has proven to be important reading for philosophers and classicists, and its non-technical style makes it accessible to any educated person interested in the difficult problems it tackles
Hiding from humanity : disgust, shame, and the law by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
Martha Nussbaum elaborates a critique of the role that shame & disgust play in our individual & social lives &, in particular, in the law. She argues that we should be wary of these emotions because both are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity
Sexual orientation & human rights in American religious discourse ( file )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,746 libraries worldwide
Upheavals of thought : the intelligence of emotions by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
Martha C. Nussbaum presents a powerful argument for treating emotions not as alien forces but as highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance. Beginning from an intensely personal experience of her own, the grief felt at the death of her mother, she explores and illuminates the structure of a wide range of emotions, in particular, compassion and love. She shows that there can be no adequate ethical theory without an adequate theory of the emotions, and that this involves understanding their cultural sources, their history in infancy and childhood, and their sometimes unpredictable and disorderly operations in our daily lives
Love's knowledge : essays on philosophy and literature by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
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, deal with 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 understanding which involves emotiona
Frontiers of justice : disability, nationality, species membership by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
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
Clones and clones : facts and fantasies about human cloning ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
"Ranging from psychoanalyst Adam Phillips's case study of a child whose confusion of "cloning" and "clothing" expresses our mixed desire and terror of sameness, to Cass Sunstein's projections of utterly plausible Supreme Court decisions both for and against human cloning; from William Miller's analysis of the queasiness and nervous laughter the subject elicits in many of us to Richard Epstein's libertarian argument against a research ban; from Andrea Dworkin's denunciation of another masculine effort to control reproduction to Martha Nussbaum's witty and elegiac fantasy of the cloning of a lost lover - this collection limns our beliefs and concerns about what it means to be human."--BOOK JACKET
Creating capabilities the human development approach by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
This is a primer on the "Capabilities Approach," Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life
Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
The founders of the United States overcame religious intolerance in favor of a constitutional order dedicated to fair treatment for people's deeply held conscientious beliefs. This respect for religious difference, scholar Nussbaum writes, formed our democracy. Yet today there are signs that this legacy is misunderstood. The prominence of a particular type of Christianity in our public life suggests the unequal worth of citizens who hold different religious beliefs, or no beliefs. Others, meanwhile, seek to curtail the influence of religion in public life in a way that is itself unbalanced and unfair. Such partisan efforts, Nussbaum argues, violate the spirit of our Constitution. This is a historical and conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom. Weaving together political history, philosophical ideas, and key constitutional cases, it is a chronicle of an ideal of equality that has always been central to our history but is now in danger.--From publisher description
Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,499 libraries worldwide
"Philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world"--Jacket
The new religious intolerance : overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
"What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why did Switzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to ban those structures? How did a proposed Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan ignite a fevered political debate across the United States? In The New Religious Intolerance, Martha C. Nussbaum surveys such developments and identifies the fear behind these reactions. Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history, and literature, she suggests a route past this limiting response and toward a more equitable, imaginative, and free society." -- Book Jacket
The Quality of life by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
58 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,466 libraries worldwide
"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--BOOK JACKET
On nineteen eighty-four Orwell and our future by Abbott Gleason( file )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-Fours among the most widely read books in the world. For more than 50 years, it has been regarded as a morality tale for the possible future of modern society, a future involving nothing less than extinction of humanity itself. Does nineteeFour remainourremain relevant in our new century? The editors of this book assembled a distinguished group of philosophers, literary specialists, political commentators, historians, and lawyers and asked them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited look at that question. The editors deliberately avoided Orwell scholars in an effort to call forth a fresh and diverse range of responses to the major work of one of the most durable literary figures among twentieth-century EAs nineteenters. AsNineteen Eighty-Fourprotagonist Winston Smith has admirers on the right, in the center, and on the left, the contributors similarly represent a wide range of political, literary, and moral viewpoints. The Cold War that has so often been linked to Orwell's novel ended with more of a whimper than a bang, but most of the issues of concern to him remain alive in some form today: censorship, scientific surveillance, power worship, the autonomy of art, the meaning of democracy, relations between men and women, and many others. The contributors bring a variety of insightful and contemporary perspectives to bear on these questions
The clash within : democracy, religious violence, and India's future by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
"While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Martha Nussbaum reveals in this look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state."--BOOK JACKET
Cultivating humanity : a classical defense of reform in liberal education by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such "citizens of the world" in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education - critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship
 
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Alternative Names
Craven, Martha C.
Craven, Martha Nussbaum
Craven Nussbaum, Martha
Craven Nussbaum, Martha 1947-
Nûsbaum, Marta Q. 1947-
Nusbaʼum, Martah Ḳ., 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha.
Nussbaum, Martha, 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Nussbaum, Martha C., 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha C. (Martha Craven), 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha Craven
Nussbaum, Martha Louise Craven, 1947-
נוסבאום, מרתה ק.
‏נוסבואם, מרתה ק.
مارتا سي. نسبوم، 1947-
ナスバウム, マーサ・C
ヌスバウム, マーサ
ヌスバウム, マーサ・C
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German (5)
Italian (2)
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