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  The Chronicle: October 5, 2001: What Makes Martha Nussbaum Run?
Nussbaum was born into the East Coast WASP elite -- a world she calls "very sterile, very preoccupied with money and status." Her resistance to that culture began with a childhood immersion in literature and philosophy; it deepened with an adolescent interest in drama, followed by a conversion to Judaism when she married.
Nussbaum was already working on the Stoic philosophers, who have emerged as a rather surprising point of departure for her critique of contemporary culture.
Nussbaum responds by pointing out that, when she goes to India for a few weeks each year, her intent is precisely to listen to working women and community activists, not to lecture them on her own ideas.
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  Martha Nussbaum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Martha Nussbaum (born Martha Craven on May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher, with a particular interest in ancient philosophy, political philosophy and ethics.
She was born in New York, the daughter of George Craven, a Philadelphia lawyer, and Betty Warren, a homemaker.
Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Martha_Nussbaum   (478 words)

Nussbaum argues that claims that we ought not to criticize other cultures are based on a monolithic notion of "culture" that fails to recognize the multiple and contentious nature of all cultures.
Nussbaum's earlier pieces on capabilities analysis were inspired (in both senses) by passion but also occasionally distorted by it (as when sniping at some with whom she had differed), departing from the spirit of internal criticism.
Nussbaum argues her position at length, but may be overemphatic in a political judgement about a country she knows relatively little, and too brief in laying out the structure, method and options in the debate.
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 Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach, ISA, 02-23-01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Nussbaum is right to reject resourcist conceptions that use sum-ranking or averaging as their method of interpersonal aggregation or are formulated exclusively in terms of income.
Nussbaum sees her variant of the capabilities approach as connected to feminism.
Moreover, Nussbaum’s endorsement of the capabilities approach exposes her to justice claims in the opposite direction — to the claim, for instance, that it is right and just for men to earn more for the same work than women do because men have larger bodies that need more food and clothing.
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Martha Nussbaum does not mean by her subtitle "The Intelligence of Emotions" what Daniel Goleman meant by title of his 1998 best-seller, "Emotional Intelligence." Nor is "Upheavals of Thought" likely to become a best-seller.
Nussbaum reminds us that all cognition is fallible, knowing that if she can account properly for the unreliability of emotions, find a conceptual and a human logic in their workings, then she can rehabilitate them as useful guides to thinking about life and the world.
Nussbaum is surely right in urging feminists not to toss out the language of universal rights (though for a variety of reasons she in the end prefers the language of capabilities).
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Nussbaum: The prominent defenders of the appeal to disgust and shame in law have all been communitarians of one or another stripe ([Lord] Devlin, [Amitai] Etzioni, Kass), and this, I claim, is no accident.
Nussbaum: You raise a good question, and one that one of the legal thinkers whom I criticize in the book, Dan Kahan of Yale Law School, raises effectively.
Nussbaum: The fact that all societies seem to contain such forms of discrimination suggests, at least, that it will be difficult to eradicate it.
www.reason.com /interviews/nussbaum.shtml   (2879 words)

 Opinion: In the Case of Martha Nussbaum - Pluralism and the Lost Art of Christian Apology - A Tale of Two Stanleys - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Nussbaum is also a long-time consultant to the United Nations on matters of moral philosophy and public policy, and was chosen to deliver the highly prestigious Gifford Lectures.
Nussbaum tried to destroy Finnis' contentions by saying that his moral argument was a sectarian Catholic view without foundation in the secular and rational "natural law" views of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics.
Nussbaum contended both in court and in her sworn affidavit that to find even a "nuance" of wrongdoing conveyed by the Greek words ton proton to tolmema, which Bury had translated as "enormities," is outside the range of reasonable scholarly opinion.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9406/opinion/opinion.html   (8473 words)

 The New Humanities Reader - link-o-mat - Martha Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she has appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, the Divinity School, and the Classics Department.
Although Nussbaum has long had an interest in liberal education, it has been her work with the United Nations group researching the problems women face in developing countries that has most profoundly shaped her current thoughts about what education is for and what it takes to actually help people from other cultures.
Global Citizenship: An Interview with Martha Nussbaum: a discussion about how education must change in the United States if the school system is to help produce citizens who are prepared to act responsibly in the global marketplace.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~wp/courses/101/link_o_mat/nussbaum.html   (918 words)

 Review Essay: Martha Nussbaum, Poet's Defender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Nussbaum is not at all afraid of speaking in the classic terms of liberal earnestness: she celebrates "the value of humanity as an end in itself," she encourages empathy and understanding, broad-mindedness, toleration.
Nussbaum has loaded her dice by using novels whose overt purpose is precisely to generate sympathy for marginal figures.
Martha Nussbaum has never written a boring book, and Poetic Justice is no exception: it is usually stimulating and provocative, though not as often or as much as her earlier work, especially The Fragility of Goodness.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9610/reviewessay.html   (3598 words)

 Martha Nussbaum
If Nussbaum is influential, it is less because she has constructed a single philosophical system or framework than because she brings her philosophical and legal knowledge to bear on contemporary issues.
Nussbaum is hugely influential on the world of ideas; the trouble is that the world of ideas is not hugely influential on the world in general.
Martha Nussbaum holds the increasingly unfashionable views that thinking and reading are important and that philosophy has a public role.
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 Alasdair MacIntyre and Martha Nussbaum
A Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre and Martha Nussbaum1
Nussbaum herself states that it is necessary to read the whole story in order to understand the achievement which is at the same time an aesthetic and a moral one.
Martha Nussbaum, like MacIntyre, because of her modern aesthetical experience is clever enough to realize by herself that aesthetic representation alone is not enough to guarantee the moral rightness of an act - the aesthetic construction can break free from its object and become an end in itself.
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 Martha Nussbaum on Capabilities and Human Rights
Martha Nussbaum says that the guiding thought behind her approach is "one that lies at the heart of [John] Rawls' project...the idea of the citizen as a free and dignified human being." (SSJ 46) (For a summary of John Rawls' later philosophy, which has significantly influenced Nussbaum, see Rawls' Mature Theory of Social Justice.)
Martha Nussbaum affirms a "liberal" view that is compatible with the feminist affirmation of the value of women as persons.
Nussbaum's view holds that "the core of rational and moral personhood is something all human beings share, shaped though it may be in different ways by their differing social circumstances.
www.wku.edu /~jan.garrett/ethics/nussbaum.htm   (1615 words)

 Martha Nussbaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Nussbaum works hard to attribute these sorts of democratic sentiments to Socrates himself (at one point she refers to his "case for democracy" and calls him a pluralist at heart, which is putting it a bit strongly, I would say).
What is revealing is that Nussbaum does little to suggest this controversy to her readers: Socrates, or better yet, "Socrates" occupies a specific rhetorical purpose in her argument, as the repository of the values of reason, critical reflection, and participatory democracy that she wants to argue liberal education should protect and promote.
Nussbaum begins her chapter on this topic by recounting a woman, Anna, who was transferred from her middle-management position in the U.S. to a similar position in Beijing.
faculty.ed.uiuc.edu /burbules/papers/mn.html   (4044 words)

 The Cosmopolitan Illusion by Lee Harris - Policy Review, No. 118
These are the questions that were addressed in the justly celebrated essay “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism” by Martha Nussbaum, and her answer was that education should actively encourage “the very old ideal of the cosmopolitan, the person whose primary allegiance is to the community of human beings in the entire world.”
Nussbaum advises us to follow the stoics and to “think of ourselves not as devoid of local affiliations, but as surrounded by a series of concentric circles.
It is one that Nussbaum touches upon only tangentially in her essay, although, I would submit, it is in fact the true foundation of the cosmopolitan ideal that she espouses, namely the “veil of ignorance” John Rawls postulated in his celebrated A Theory of Justice (Harvard University Press, 1971).
www.policyreview.org /apr03/harris.html   (5170 words)

 Martha Nussbaum Bibliography
Nussbaum and Jacques Brunschwig, eds., Passions and Perceptions, pp.
Nussbaum and Jonathan Glover, eds., Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities, pp.
Martha Nussbaum tells Julian Baggini why having opportunities for sexual satisfaction is a central human capability.
sun3.lib.uci.edu /indiv/scctr/philosophy/nussbaum.html   (5055 words)

 Education Update - Martha Nussbaum Presents Rudin Lecture at Marymount Manhattan College
Nussbaum's lecture, "Liberal Education and Global Responsibility," addressed issues related to ethics, education, and urban living in the 21st Century.
Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.
Nussbaum was a research advisor for the United Nations University in Helsinki, and she will be a Visiting Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
www.educationupdate.com /archives/2003/dec03/issue/col-marthanussbaum.html   (292 words)

 Amazon.com: The Therapy of Desire: Books: Martha C. Nussbaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Her theme is the ancients' concept of philosophy as a practical art of living (analogous to medicine) that welds ethics, religion, and emotional introspection in the pursuit of truth and the removal of unsound beliefs from the soul.
Moreover, Nussbaum's sympathies for ancient philosophers seem to be dictated mostly by the openness of their schools to women and "the excluded"- which means that even though she turns out to be closer to Aristotle than the other schools, she clearly dislikes him.
Nussbaum's focus, however, is not all the philosophical concepts touched upon during this enormous stretch of time, but with human flourishing (i.e., eudaimonia) and the important ethical insights of this period.
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 Martha Nussbaum
The author of numerous works, Nussbaum, in her 1997 Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Radical Reform in Higher Education, championed changes in the academy -- including the study of ethnicity, race, non-Western cultures, gender and sexuality -- from the perspective of classical scholarship.
Nussbaum also co-edited Clones and Cloning -- with Cass Sunstein, also a professor of law at The University of Chicago -- which includes contributions from lawyers, novelists and psychotherapists as well as from scientists.
Nussbaum has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation and the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association and has been a member of the Association's National Board.
www.oberlin.edu /newserv/01oct/Nussbaum.html   (528 words)

 Martha Nussbaum and Judith Butler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In her article "The Professor of Parody," Martha Nussbaum attacks the writings of Judith Butler on two levels that are important to my argument.
Nussbaum complains, "A further problem lies in Butler's casual mode of allusion." She suggests that Butler relies heavily on technical terminology and concepts without ever clearly defining them.
Nussbaum provides an extensive revelation of the ways that another academic can be pinned down my current paradigmatic structures and be ineffective at presenting new and helpful ideas.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA01/Cober/mathesis/nussbaum.html   (507 words)

 Rutgers Writing Program - Teacher Resources - 101 - Sample Assignments - Martha Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum takes issue with the ideas of "tradition," "custom," and "culture." To what specifically does she specifically object about these ideas?
In Nussbaum's discussion of several recent academic conferences, she goes out of her way to emphasize that her opponents are "leftists" or "leftwing." What does the term left mean in the context of her argument?
Nussbaum's opponents would allege that her "we" is a false universal: it ostensibly represents everyone but actually represents only educated, white, and relatively wealthy people living in the West.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~wp/teachers/101/sample_assignments/sa_nussbaum.html   (623 words)

 Martha Nussbaum Gives Inagural Kristeller Lecture, April 2002
The lecture, presented by Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School, was held at the Italian Academy of Columbia University.
Nussbaum discussed compassion for the victims of the terror of September 11th, 2001 as the basis for individual and collective responses in the aftermath of the events.
Nussbaum, who holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard and has been awarded 18 honorary degrees, was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University from 1986 to 1993.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/news/libraries/2002/2002-04-02.kristeller.print.html   (437 words)

 Oxford University Press: Sex and Social Justice: Martha C. Nussbaum
Writing with the rigorous argument and generous insight that characterizes all her work, Martha Nussbaum in these essays articulates a distinctive conception of feminism, one rooted in the liberal tradition of political thought but responsive to radical feminist critiques of this tradition.
Nussbaum contends that the liberal tradition holds rich resources for addressing these problems provided it transforms itself by responsiveness to feminist arguments concerning the social shaping of preferences and institutions.
Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.
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 Critic of the Dawn
Martha Nussbaum published "Disabled Lives: Who Cares?" in the New York Review of Books, and people started talking about her portrayal of disability.
Nussbaum's view of disability is truncated by her unwillingness to consider the ways in which the physical and social environments limit our ability to develop human powers and to enjoy liberty and independence, the ways in which human dependence is highlighted or downplayed in a variety of ways.
I read Martha Nussbaum's piece and I realize again that I wish I were reading "crossover" work that draws on the several traditions of disability, work that takes the best of each tradition and brings it together in something new.
www.raggededgemagazine.com /0501/0501cov.htm   (3926 words)

 Nussbaum, M.C.: Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law.
Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity, embodying an unrealistic and sometimes pathological wish to be invulnerable.
Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
Nussbaum is by no means in favor of purging the law of all reference to emotion: she in fact makes an eloquent case for why this cannot and should not be done.
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 University of Chicago Law School > Martha Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard.
Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University.
Nussbaum has been a member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies.
www.law.uchicago.edu /faculty/nussbaum   (448 words)

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