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From Capabilities to a Comprehensive Theory of the Good

 

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The capabilities approach has seen significant development over the past quarter century, branching out into a variety of fields and directions. Originally developed by Nobel Prize Laureate Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum has sought to extend this approach beyond its mainly instrumental role into a tangible foundation for a full-fledged ethical-political theory of the good. However, this move has attracted a great number of criticisms formulated against Nussbaum’s specific version of the capabilities approach. In this book, I identify three main groups of observations under which said criticisms can be classified, and assess their respective strength and tenability. Following careful analysis, I conclude that, while not entirely trouble-free, no truly fatal objections exist against Nussbaum’s capabilities approach, and that further work towards its practical implementation can consequently proceed unimpeded.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC85584
AuthorDaniel Kurstak
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages272
Publishing Year2013-03-13T00:00:00.000
ISBN9783659365331
Edition1 st
Book TypePhilosophy
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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