Martha nussbaum's non-anthropocentric philosophy?

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Drapało, Kamila. (2019). Martha nussbaum's non-anthropocentric philosophy? Etica & politica. 21(2), pp. 135-153. https://doi.org/10.13137/1825-5167/28361
AuthorsDrapało, Kamila
Abstract

Martha Nussbaum’s recent engagement with ecological issues and her project of creating the list of animal capabilities attests to her growing interest in developing a non-anthropocentric philosophy. In her recent article “What Does it mean to be Human – Don’t Ask”, 1 published in NY Times (August 2018), she raises the problematic of anthropocentric thought. According to her, the question itself is a problem and it exposes human being's profound narcissism. She thus calls to cease such questioning. This paper, while recognizing Nussbaum’s contribution in exposing that the way we ask the question about the human being already discloses our understanding of being a human being, attempts at analyzing the problematic in Nussbaum’s call. More specifically, the thesis guiding this article is that the reflection on ecological, social, and political issues cannot exist without the reflection on the human being and his/her place in the world.Martha Nussbaum’s recent engagement with ecological issues and her project of creating the list of animal capabilities attests to her growing interest in developing a non-anthropocentric philosophy. In her recent article “What Does it mean to be Human – Don’t Ask”, 1 published in NY Times (August 2018), she raises the problematic of anthropocentric thought. According to her, the question itself is a problem and it exposes human being's profound narcissism. She thus calls to cease such questioning. This paper, while recognizing Nussbaum’s contribution in exposing that the way we ask the question about the human being already discloses our understanding of being a human being, attempts at analyzing the problematic in Nussbaum’s call. More specifically, the thesis guiding this article is that the reflection on ecological, social, and political issues cannot exist without the reflection on the human being and his/her place in the world.

KeywordsNussbaum; humanism; humanities; narcissism; capabilities
Year2019
JournalEtica & politica
Journal citation21 (2), pp. 135-153
PublisherUniversita degli Studi di Trieste
ISSN1825-5167
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.13137/1825-5167/28361
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85077745872
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Page range135-153
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