Lina Papadaki

Objectifi cation is a notion central to contemporary feminist theory. It has famously been associated with the work of anti-pornography feminists Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, and more recently with the work of Martha Nussbaum. However, objectifi cation is a notion that has not yet been adequately

Dan W. Brock

Professor Nussbaum's very interesting and wide-ranging paper develops a plausible Aristotelian account of rational choice. I find much in that account to agree with. In this very brief comment I want only to question the extent of the contrast she draws between Aristotle and contemporary

Kazutaka Inamura

This paper addresses the problem of how to make ‘democratic’ elements in Aristotle’s political philosophy compatible with his aristocratic framework for distributing political authority. To this end, it is argued that in Aristotle’s framework, the idea of aristocratic governance is justified, because it contributes most greatly to the achievement of the well-being of people in a city (Politics III.9), or the common benefit of a wide range of free individuals (Politics III.6 and 7), and that Aristotle’s argument for the wisdom of the multitude (Politics III.11) is actually not democratic, but rather aristocratic to the extent that he proposes integrating the multitude into the deliberative and judicial processes by identifying their ‘virtuous character’ as a group, not by offering an idea that human beings are created equal. The paper also offers a more constructive criticism of Nussbaum’s capabilities approach by arguing that Aristotle’s aristocratic idea of distributive justice provides more useful insights into the problem of popular participation than Nussbaum’s emphasis on people’s capacity for choosing their own way of life.

Andrew Fiala

briefl y discusses an alternative that locates rights in the capacities of sentient beings. Keywords Human rights; Christianity; humanism; speciesism; capabilities approach; Wolterstorff ; Perry; Nussbaum; Singer I. Introduction Human rights discourse in the West has a deep connection to Christian

Kenneth W. Stikkers

prescriptions only in their head, as logical deductions from their a priori, ideological assumptions. 3 Today those taking a capabilities approach to economic development, such as Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, join more recent pragmatist economists, including Daniel Bromley, 4 Ron Nahser, 5

Joseph G. Healey

, Chicago ANDREA M. NG'WESHEMI Reviews NUSSBAUM, Stan (ed.), African Proverbs : Collections, Studies, Bibliographies Version 1.01 for Windows CD # 3 in the 20:21 Library � Mission & Evangelism Resources on CD, Colorado Springs, CO: Global Mapping International 1996, CD-ROM, $99.95 in U.S.A. After reviewing

Raymond Anthony

recent work by Nussbaum (2004) on extending the capabilities approach to animals and the interface of Nussbaum’s work with Rollin’s scholar- ship on telos (1995a). Th e resources of narrative ethics are summoned to navigate the above- mentioned questions and to explore how Nussbaum’s approach and Rollin

Kevin J. Vanhoozer

and philosophers. 3 What does philosophy have to do with literature, Stanford with Stratford? Martha Nussbaum calls attention to the ugly ditch between analytic and poetic thinkers in Love’s Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature . 4 She makes several claims concerning the relationship of