Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 512 pages
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Theories of social justice, addressing the world and its problems, must respond to the real and changing dilemmas of the day. A brilliant work of practical philosophy, Frontiers of Justice is dedicated to this proposition. Taking up three urgent problems of social justice--those with physical and mental disabilities, all citizens of the world, and nonhuman animals--neglected by current theories and thus harder to tackle in practical terms and everyday life, Martha Nussbaum seeks a theory of social justice that can guide us to a richer, more responsive approach to social cooperation.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Social Contracts and Three Unsolved Problems of Justice
9
2 Disabilities and the Social Contract
96
3 Capabilities and Disabilities
155
TheTransnational Social Contract
224
5 Capabilities across National Boundaries
273
Justice for Nonhuman Animals
325
7 The Moral Sentiments and the Capabilities Approach
408
Notes
417
References
451
Index
463
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Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

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