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Human Functioning and Social Justice: In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism

Human Functioning and Social Justice: In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism,10.1177/0090591792020002002,Political Theory,M. C. NUSSBAUM

Human Functioning and Social Justice: In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism   (Citations: 128)
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Journal: Political Theory - POLIT THEORY , vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 202-246, 1992
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    • ...Some theorists take human rights to be protections ‘necessary for a minimally decent life’ (see Buchanan 2004; Miller 2007; Nickel 2007); others take them to be protections necessary for agency (see Gewirth 1986); others understand them as protections of personhood (see Griffin 2007); others as protections of ‘urgent’ human interests (see Beitz 2009, 109–19); others as protections of ‘central human capabilities’ (see Nussbaum 1992, 202–46, 2000; Sen 1985, 1993); others as ‘fundamental’ human interests (see Rawls 1999); and others still as simply rights of international justice (see Caney 2005)...

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    • ...Objective List theory (Nussbaum, 1992) understands happiness as growing from a life of meaning...

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    • ...In defending this view of fundamental goods, Nussbaum has sought to move away from her early Aristotelian essentialism (Nussbaum 1992) towards cross-cultural dialogue and survey (Nussbaum 2000, p...

    Matthew Johnson. Towards a theory of cultural evaluation

    • ...The second view considers nature as simply a (biological) matter of neutral worth, which proceeds without purpose or any guidance in matters of good and bad. Defenders of this view ascribe nature only a relative value that is derived from its relationship to human functioning and flourishing. Furthermore, it is important to indicate that recognition of the features that are necessary for human functioning and flourishing might be associated with particular views about human nature....

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    • ...A ‘flourishing’ life is a life in which those capabilities are developed to the widest scope possible through the chosen activities of the person enabled by the satisfaction of his or her life-requirements: ‘the move from human life to good human life is supplied by the citizen's own powers of choice and self-definition’ (Nussbaum 1992, 221)...

    Jeff Noonan. The contradictions of Nussbaum's liberalism

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