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Title: Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach: perils and promises
Authors: Vashist, Latika
Keywords: Human Capabilities
Quality of Life
Martha Nussbaum
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2010
Publisher: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
Citation: Journal of the Indian Law Institute, Vol.52 No.2 (2010) 230-266
Abstract: Nussbaum’s approach of central human capabilities is a firmly articulated defence of universalism grounded in the Marxian/Aristotelian idea of ‘truly human functioning’. She has proposed a list of central capabilities which she argues “are not just instrumental to further pursuits: they are held to have value in themselves, in making the life that includes them fully human.” Further, they “command a broad cross-cultural consensus”, enable “any choice of a way of life possible” and thus “have a special claim to be supported for political purposes in a pluralistic society.”
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