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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Martha Nussbaum on Women's Bodies

Martha Nussbaum is perhaps America's best woman philosopher, if not the best American philosopher. While her work is generally derivative of Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophy, she applies their ideas to current social, political, and cultural realities. Her insight into these works is quite impressive, as is her application of them to everyday issues.

For a sample of her work on social and legal policies related to the control of women's bodies, see this series of postings at the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog.

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