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The Fragility of Goodness by Martha C. Nussbaum
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Nov 10, 2008

it was amazing

Martha Nussbaum's genius for inductive thinking (starting with the specific and working toward the general) is apparent on virtually every page of this monumental work. It's so monumental I basically read it via the index, following her reasoning and skipping around as a page or passage caught my eye. Her chapter on Plato's *Symposium* is a most brilliant account of that dialogue. The conceptual links she welds together are so substantial that one can "visit" this book almost as a reference text--not only on Greek thought, but also on all of experience.
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Jeanne Hi James,
Thanks for the recommendation. Having seen Nussbaum's intriguing title and your thought-provoking and enthusiastic review, I will mark this as a 'read soon'.

-- Jeanne --

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