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Women, a majority of the world's population, receive only a small proportion of its opportunities and benefits. According to the 1993 UN Human Development Report, there is no country in the world in which women's quality of life is equal to that of men. This examination of women's quality of life addresses questions which have a particular urgency, and aims to describe the ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 30th 1995 by OUP Oxford
(first published November 1st 1995)
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May 15, 2016 Paul Crider rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This book has a really all-star cast of philosophers, each offering a perspective on issues pertaining to the capabilities approach and/or international feminism. Some of the contributions are only indirectly related to the central topic. For example, there are a couple essays that focus on (moral) objectivism (especially Hilary Putnam's and Jonathan Glover's). But objectivism and/or universalism are foundational for the kind of international feminism advanced by the book, so the abstract topic ...more
Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and ...moreMore about Martha C. Nussbaum...