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Frontiers of justice : disability, nationality, species membership / Martha C. Nussbaum.

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Subject: Social justice.
People with disabilities > Civil rights.
Minorities > Civil rights.
Animal rights.
Justice sociale.
Handicap├ęs > Droits.
Minorit├ęs > Droits.
Animaux > Droits.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780674041578
  • ISBN: 0674041577
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 487 pages).
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press : [2006]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-462) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Social contracts and three unsolved problems of justice -- Disabilities and the social contract -- Capabilities and disabilities -- Mutual advantage and global inequality : the transnational social contract -- Capabilities across national boundaries -- Beyond "compassion and humanity" : justice for nonhuman animals -- The moral sentiments and the capabilities approach.
Summary: The idea of the social contract is one of the most powerful approaches to social justice in the Western tradition. Exploring the limitations of the social contract, Nussbaum devises an alternative theory based on the idea of capabilities as an approach to social co-operation.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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