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    Human Rights Essay

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    to the concept of rights is capabilities. While human rights are said to be “entitlements” that all human beings have (Nussbaum, 1997, p.273), capabilities realistically look at what opportunities individuals have and what they are actually able to do or be in their situations or contexts (Nussbaum, 1997, p.285; Whiteside & Mah, 2012, pp.923-4). Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum are the central pioneers of the capabilities approach (Alexander, 2004, p.451). The primary concept of the capabilities

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    of a liberal education was. After reading an essay called The Liberal Arts Are Not Elitist by Martha Nussbaum and relating it to an essay by William Cronon called The Goals of a Liberal Education, my perspective changed. An education is more than just a degree in your field of study, but an overall basic knowledge in which will inspire people to be the absolute best they can be. According to Nussbaum, she wants people of all levels of intelligence to first get a brief

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    When you hear the word pornography, you most likely don’t link positive things to the word. Pornography seems to have a negative connotation attached to it, and has become a debatable subject in particular in today’s technological advanced age, where it is easier to access pretty much anything. But why has pornography been labelled with such a negative connotation? In my essay i will explore the many views on the subject, such as that of radical Feminists who claim that pornography objectifies women

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    Libertarian Paternalism

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    paper, I will detail Martha Nussbaum’s critique of the normative conception of subjective well-being as well as her proposed solutions, and then relate them to the idea of ‘libertarian paternalism’ offered by Richard H. Thaler and Cass Sunstein. In Who is the happy warrior? Nussbaum develops an understanding of happiness that moves beyond David Kahneman’s conception of subjective well-being, which is premised upon both hedonic pleasure and life satisfaction. Subsequently, Nussbaum offers how her model

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    How Capability Approach View Justice

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    goods. Because people have differences to have control on it such as disable... ... middle of paper ... ...obeyns (2004), Justice as Fairness and the Capability Approach. Nussbaum, M. (2006), Frontiers of justice: Disability, nationality, species membership. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Nussbaum, M. (2000) Women and Human Development. The Capabilities Approach (Cambridge, MA, Cambridge University Press). Rawls, J . (2001) Justice as Fairness: a Restatement ( Cambridge

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    personal contribution to the common good. The patriotism is to be proud of being born in a resource-rich or country of great cultural tradition. In this essay “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism”, the author Martha Nussbaum explain how the individuals react when has the necessity to defense their country.

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    Martha Nussbaum, a recognized American philosopher and professor, has voiced the idea that the idea of world citizenship and cosmopolitanism can create the base for a good society. She states in her introduction to cosmopolitan emotions, “our imaginations remain oriented to the local … the world has come to a stop – in a way it never has for Americans.”1 To fully familiarize with the concept of cosmopolitanism, three things must be taken into account; the foundations of which it stands on, the systems

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    Loves Knowledge by Martha Nussbaum

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    leaving nothing out of account, like a rigorous analyst; I had believed that I knew the state of my own heart” (Nussbaum, 162). Marcel believes that he is not in love with Albertine, but it requires “this sort of scrutiny…for the requisite self-knowledge” (Nussbaum, 162) for him to come to terms with the truth of his heart. The scrutiny described is a form of self-deception, Nussbaum says. Marcel had to go through a cataleptic experience; anguish, an immense new jolt, a physical blow…to the heart

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    vulnerable. On social media, we can put up this front of who we want everyone else to see us as, and we can selectively choose what we share with the rest of the world. Brene Brown breaks down the idea of vulnerability in her Ted Talk, while Martha Nussbaum and Bell Hooks share traces of this concept in their texts; all three of these pieces work together to promote similar realizations. First, Brene Brown does

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    Martha Nussbaum introduces her essay “The Romantic Ascent” by reminding the reader of the first hint of romance in the book, Lockwood’s crush on Cathy, with the claim that “the entire story is made possible because Lockwood is afraid and ashamed of love” (398). This statement contains multiple faults. To start, it is a logical fallacy that oversimplifies the entire plot of Wuthering Heights. It explains the book by relying on one causal factor that is insufficient to account for the occurring of

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    individuals for choosing to migrate to another country without having the proper documents.” Justifying that the undocumented community have a right to survive and to thrive both socially and economically, regardless of their paperwork. Similarly, Martha Nussbaum addresses the concern that “everyone on earth lives in an interconnected economic order, and it is unjust that from birth some people will live far poorer lives than others, just because of the countries in which they happened to be born.” In

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    Can Fiction be Philosophy?

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    This paper examines the relation between philosophy and literature through an analysis of claims made by Martha Nussbaum regarding the contribution novels can make to moral philosophy. Perhaps her most controversial assertion is that some novels are themselves works of moral philosophy. I contrast Nussbaum’s view with that of Iris Murdoch. I discuss three claims which are fundamental to Nussbaum’s position: the relation between writing style and content; philosophy’s inadequacy in preparing agents

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    the work, Jimmy Cross carries letters and two pictures from a friend named Martha. The story tells how "he would dig his foxhole, wash his hands under a canteen, unwrap the letters and photos, hold them with the tips of his fingers, and spend the last hour of light pretending, he would imagine romantic camping trips…" (275). One picture is a black and white picture of Martha standing against a brick wall. It is told how Martha has an apparent neutral look to her, and Cross can't help but notice the

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    Martha and Mary Magdalene by Caravaggio

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    The Painting Martha and Mary Magdalene is one of the many masterpieces in the DIA’s collection in Detroit. Although there is much more to understanding a work of art then just looking at it. In order to understand a piece, you have to understand the Artist, the time period, and the symbols in that painting that may have very different meaning today. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio better known as simply Caravaggio was an Italian Baroque master painter born in Italy around 1571. After he apprenticed

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    when George, who is an associate professor of a New England college, and Martha, who is the daughter of the college professor comes home after a faculty party. Although it is well after midnight and they are heavily drunk, Martha invites another couple, Nick who is a new and young professor in the college, and his wife Honey. The two couples continue drinking at the living room of George and Martha's house, and Martha starts complaining about George. She reveals George's failure to advance

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    The Things They Carried

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    (paragraph 77).           The main characters in the story were First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and Martha, a college student who wrote to him. The story flowed from beginning to end, characterizing the changes in Jimmy Cross as he dealt with his emotions as well as the responsibility to the men in his platoon. In the beginning of the story he was depicted as a Jones 2 boyish leader with dreams of Martha being his escape from the senseless reality of the war. When one of his men was killed he accepted

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    Pagan Elements in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf "I am preoccupied with history" George observes in Act I (p. 50) of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. But his relationship with his wife, Martha, seems to lean almost towards anthropology. Pagan social and religious elements in Albee's work seem to clarify and enhance the basic themes of the play. Pagan trappings adorn the whole structure of the play: the prevalence of alcohol, the "goddamn Saturday night orgies" (p. 7) Martha's

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Letters to Martha In January 1890, after two and a half years of depression and mental illness, Charlotte Perkins Stetson began to keep her journal again. Basking in the "steady windless weather" of Pasadena and the support of her friend Grace Channing, Charlotte slowly regained her strength, ambition, and ability to write. Concentrating on a new life on a new coast, her first brief entries express each day's essential details. On January 20, she says only "Began writing

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    Jack the Ripper

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    Jack the Ripper 1) From the article we can see that the victims were both prostitutes, very poor ones at that, which made the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls alike. Allegedly by the same degenerate. It would be suggested that Polly Nicholls and Martha Tabram did nothing to provoke such an attack but were murdered spontaneously due to the fact that they had nothing a murderer could possibly want. This source could potentially be a feeble source though as it is merely a newspaper

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    The Things They Carried

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    woman that Cross is in love with is named Martha. She's barely a junior from Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. Although he is madly in love with her, Martha doesn't return the feelings back for him. This one-sided love causes him to ponder and lose focus of what is really important, keeping himself and his troops alive and well. As he is lying in his foxhole, he looks at pictures of Martha; he can't help to feel, "More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her…" As shown, he

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