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The Perfectionism of Nussbaum's Adaptive Preferences

Terlazzo, Rosa


Although the problem of adaptiveness plays an important motivating role in her work on human capabilities, Martha Nussbaum never gives a clear account of the controversial concept of adaptive preferences on which she relies. In this paper, I aim both to reconstruct the most plausible account of the concept that may be attributed to Nussbaum and to provide a critical appraisal of that account. Although her broader work on the capabilities approach moves progressively towards political liberalism...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Global Ethics
DOI: 10.1080/17449626.2014.931874


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