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Las mujeres y el desarrollo humano

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En la mayor parte del mundo, las mujeres carecen de lo más elemental para el desarrollo de una vida humana. Reciben una alimentación inferior a los hombres, tienen una salud más precaria que ellos y son también más vulnerables a la violencia física y al abuso sexual. En muchos países, las mujeres no pueden tampoco participar en la vida política ni tienen los mismos derecho...more
Published 2002 by Herder (first published December 31st 1999)
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Steven Schoonover jr.
Among the most powerful cases around for moral universalism.....
Aug 21, 2008 Anette rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in equality and development
Recommended to Anette by: a professor in human rights studies
Nussbaum has a good pen, writes clearly and is a very interesting intellectual. Her development of the capabilities approach is very convincing and I recommend this book for anyone and everyone. When I have not given the book five stars, that is because I disagree with Nussbaum in her understanding of radical feminism and also - more precisely - her arguments and conclusion about tax deduction for religious institutions that discriminate on basis of gender. I believe gender discrimination for re...more
Life is too short to read bad books or books that oppose everything I believe in - but not for lack of trying. I've read about half of this book, but I just can't be past the lack of an intersectional analysis of feminist issues in India and the exceptionally Western-centric perspective that never checks itself, never considers how the author's personal biases are affecting the narrative she is constructing.

Maybe I'll revisit this someday - but not any time soon.
Not your typical hifalutin' philosophy. Nussbaum's prose is accessibly clear, and she injects a healthy dose of real-life narrative into topics often obscured by abstract theory. She critiques modern philosophy for failing to address the plight of the worst-off, and she offers an elegant framework for moving forward -- not just theoretically, but practically! Recommended for people who care about social justice and enjoy intellectual rigor.
A great book, a great methodology for empowering women and girls. And yes, global, core constitutional principles are needed for not only for the human functioning of women globally who are the poorest among us, those intrinsic unalienable rights are conferred upon all human beings, including men.
Mikaela Shaw
A thorough treatment of international feminism with a good balance between requiring expert knowledge and beginner understanding. It effectively demonstrated philosophy's possibility to contribute concretely to international human rights.
So many logical fallacies. This book is 90% appeals to authority, intuition, or popularity. Nevertheless I still think Nussbaum is right that justice ought be about what people are to do, be, and become.
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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...more
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