Chapter 6. Respecting Human Dignity: Contract Versus Capabilities

  1. Eva Feder Kittay Distinguished Professor senior fellow2 and
  2. Licia Carlson Ph.D. assistant professor3
  1. Cynthia A. Stark associate professor

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch6

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

Stark, C. A. (2010) Respecting Human Dignity: Contract Versus Capabilities, in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (eds E. F. Kittay and L. Carlson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 3

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Utah, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198288

Online ISBN: 9781444322781

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Keywords:

  • respecting human dignity - contract versus capabilities;
  • liberal justice - the idea of justifiability;
  • idea of justifiability to all - expressed through device of social contract;
  • social contract theory, that rational agents are subjects of justice;
  • Nussbaum and capabilities view - not using social contract apparatus, fulfilling liberal standard of justification;
  • Nussbaum's view of political justification - subtle and complex;
  • Nussbaum's Approach to Political Justification;
  • justification and value of rational agency;
  • overlapping consensus, constituted by reasonable agreement;
  • adjusting liberal political theory, claims of those - whose capacity for rational agency is compromised

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Justifying the Capabilities Approach

  • Justification and the Value of Rational Agency

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References