Martha Nussbaum, the Capabilities Approach to quality of life
Slides for an Introduction to Philosophy course at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. These slides focus on parts of Nussbaum's 1997 article entitled "Capabilities and Human Rights."
resources that all rational individuals would desire, so that even the least well off have a minimum level Problem: Having the rights & resources is not enough; social circumstances differences in ability & opportunity to use them (284)
can clarify what “human rights” are (292-294) • Emphasize both internal and external requirements for human rights Eleanor Roosevelt & the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (1948); public domain on Wikimedia Commons