Is Martha Nussbaum terrified? Anti-Metaphysical Essentialism as Soft-Washed Universalism

Kategorien: Philosophie

I. Introduction Is Martha Nussbaum terrified? This question must be asked. Because in her essay „Human Functioning and Social Justice – In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism“ the American philosopher tries to justify a non-metaphysical universalism or essentialism, which neither slips into the pitfalls of anti-essentialist cultural relativism nor those of metaphysical or Eurocentric essentialism. In … Read More