Nussbaum, Martha Craven 1947-
Most widely held works about Martha Craven Nussbaum
Most widely held works by Martha Craven Nussbaum
Sex & social justice by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,251 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Clones and clones : facts and fantasies about human cloning ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,643 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.
Upheavals of thought : the intelligence of emotions by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
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 as highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance. She explores and illuminates the structure of a wide range of emotions, in particular compassion and love, showing that there can be no adequate ethical theory without an adequate theory of the emotions. This involves understanding their cultural sources, their history in infancy and childhood, and their sometimes unpredictable and disorderly operations in our daily lives.
Animal rights : current debates and new directions ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
[This book] explore[s] 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. -Dust jacket.
The fragility of goodness : luck and ethics in Greek tragedy and philosophy by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 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 the 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 nontechnical style makes it accessible to any educated person interested in the difficult problems it tackles."--Jacket.
Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,434 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.
Cultivating humanity : a classical defense of reform in liberal education by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,318 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.
Sex, preference, and family essays on law and nature ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Sex, Preference, and Family brings together seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer illuminating and often provocative commentary on sexuality (including sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and the role of pornography in shaping sexuality), on the family (including both same-sex and single-parent families), and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists are all fiercely independent thinkers and offer intriguing and controversial proposals.
Sexual orientation & human rights in American religious discourse ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Women and human development : the capabilities approach by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
"Application du concept de capabilité aux inégalités de genre. L'auteure évalue le niveau de développement d'un pays non pas à son PIB mais à la capacité du gouvernement à maintenir l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes. Elle appelle au développement d'une pensée politique et économique attentive à ces disparités, tout particulièrement dans les pays du Sud."
The therapy of desire : theory and practice in Hellenistic ethics by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing the flourishing of human life. In this engagingly written book, Martha Nussbaum maintains that these Hellenistic schools have been unjustly neglected in recent philosophic accounts of what the classical "tradition" has to offer. By examining texts of philosophers committed to a therapeutic paradigm - including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca - she recovers a valuable source for current moral and political thought and encourages us to reconsider philosophical argument as a technique through which to improve lives. In describing the contributions of Hellenistic ethics, Nussbaum focuses on each thinker's treatment of the question of emotion. All argued that many harmful emotions are based on false beliefs that are socially taught, and that good philosophical argument can transform emotions, and, with them, both private and public life. Written for general readers and specialists, this book addresses compelling issues ranging from the psychology of human passion through rhetoric to the role of philosophy in public and private life.
Love's knowledge : essays on philosophy and literature by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,094 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
Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,048 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.
Poetic justice : the literary imagination and public life by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Public discourse has become increasingly vitriolic and punitive toward those who don't seem to fit America's "mainstream." Relying excessively on stereotypes and models of human behavior based on economic self-interest, we too often fail - in public policy-making, legislation, and judicial reasoning - to see one another as fully human. In Poetic Justice, one of our most prominent philosophers and public intellectuals explores how literature can contribute to a more just society. As readers of literature, Nussbaum argues, we may glimpse the interior experiences of other people. Above all, reading asks us to imagine the value of their lives.
The offensive Internet : speech, privacy, and reputation ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 985 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.
Essays on Aristotle's De anima ( Book )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Aristotle's philosophy of mind has recently attracted renewed attention and respect from philosophers. This volume brings together outstanding new essays on De Anima by an international and distinguished group of contributors. The essays form a running commentary on the work, covering such topics as the relation between body and soul, sense-perception, imagination, memory, desire, and thought. The authors, writing with philosophical subtlety and wide-ranging scholarship, present the philosophical substance of Aristotle's views to the modern reader. They locate their interpretations firmly within the context of Aristotle's thought as a whole.
Hiding from humanity : disgust, shame, and the law by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 952 libraries worldwide
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 troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity, embodying an unrealistic and sometime.
Is multiculturalism bad for women by Susan Moller Okin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Frontiers of justice : disability, nationality, species membership by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
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 guide us to a more responsive approach to social cooperation.
The Quality of life ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 828 libraries worldwide
This volume gathers the thoughts of reputed academics in economics, social policy, philosophy, and the social sciences as they scrutinise contentions regarding quality of life and the way in which it is, can be, and ought to be measured.
Animal rights Case studies Conference proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc. Curriculum change De anima (Aristotle) Democracy and education Developing countries Domestic relations Education, Higher--Social aspects Education, Humanistic Education, Humanistic--Philosophy Emotions (Philosophy) Emotions and cognition Emotivism Ethics Ethics, Ancient Feminism Fortune Freedom of religion Gay rights Gay rights--Religious aspects--Christianity Gay rights--Religious aspects--Judaism Greece Greek drama (Tragedy) History Homosexuality--Government policy Homosexuality--Religious aspects--Christianity Homosexuality--Religious aspects--Judaism Human cloning--Moral and ethical aspects Human cloning--Social aspects Internet--Law and legislation Literature Literature and morals Natural law Nussbaum, Martha Craven,--1947- Persons (Law) Philosophy Philosophy, Ancient Privacy, Right of Psychology Reputation (Law) Sex and law Sex role Social justice United States Universities and colleges--Sociological aspects Women Women's rights Women in development
Craven, Martha C.
Craven Nussbaum, Martha
Craven Nussbaum, Martha 1947-
Nûsbaum, Marta Q. 1947-
Nusbaʼum, Martah Ḳ., 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha, 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Nussbaum, Martha C., 1947-
Nussbaum, Martha C. (Martha Craven), 1947-
נוסבאום, מרתה ק.
مارتا سى نسبوم، 1947 م-
مارتا كارفن نسبوم، 1947 م-
نسبوم، مارتا سى، 1947 م-נוסבואם, מרתה ק
No Linguistic content (4)
Greek, Ancient (2)
Multiple languages (1)