Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum is an American philosopher, a professor at the University of Chicago and one of the top living philosophers. She is probably best known as a political and ethical thinker. Her background is in Classics and her writing often launches from a deep understanding of thinkers of the past. She has written extensively on Aristotle and other ancient thinkers. With Amartya Sen, she put forward the ‘capabilities approach’ to understanding human welfare, which is a cross-disciplinary approach to what matters to people beyond economic concerns and how that might be measured. Most recently, she’s been focused on the issue of how we should treat other animals.

Books by Martha Nussbaum

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