Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review of "Creating Capabilities" by Martha Nussbaum

At "Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews", Ingrid Robeyns reviews "Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach" (Harvard University Press, 2011) by Martha Nussbaum:

Review of "Creating Capabilities"

"After Women and Human Development and Frontiers of Justice, two books in which she has been developing the capabilities approach as a partial theory of justice, Martha Nussbaum has now written a third book on her capabilities approach. Yet Creating Capabilities is in one sense very different from the earlier two books, since it aims to be an accessible introduction to the capabilities approach that is aiming at undergraduates and general readers. This is not an easy task, given the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the capabilities approach. Admirably, Creating Capabilities delivers what it sets out to do and serves very well as a first theoretical introduction to the capabilities approach."

See my previous post on Martha Nussbaum's book here.

Ingrid Robeyns is Professor in Practical Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is co-editor (with Harry Brighouse) of "Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities" (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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