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Sex Equality, Entitlements, and the Capabilities Approach

Speaker: Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
Chair: Professor Anne Philips, LSE Gender Institute
March 2002

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In this lecture, Professor Martha Nussbaum scrutinises the relationship between rights and capabilities as ways of addressing issues of sex equality. She argues - in contrast to Amartya Sen - that a definite list of the central human capabilities is required if the capabilities approach is to deliver an adequate conception of justice.

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