Martha Nussbaum: Non‐Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach

Susan Hurley

in The Quality of Life

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198287971
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596704 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  Martha Nussbaum: Non‐Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach

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Hurley agrees with Nussbaum's contention in general, but revisits certain issues arising out of suggestions Nussbaum makes regarding the possibility of human life that simply lacks certain forms of life altogether. After considering the relationship between appeal to forms of life and objectivity, Hurley pursues Nussbaum's suggestion of a certain pragmatic form of argument—from participation in forms of life to value—in order to explore further sense in which the appeal to forms of life may or may not threaten objectivity.

Keywords: Aristotle; demonstrative support; forms of life; objectivity; pragmatism; presuppositional support; virtue

Chapter.  3606 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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