1. MARTHA NUSSBAUM is Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her books include The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Princeton, 1994), and Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life (Beacon, 1996). She is a past contributor to Phlosophy & Public Affairs.
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  • I am grateful to many people for comments that have helped me revise the article, among them: Mary Becker, Joshua Cohen, Richard Craswell, David Estlund, Robert Goodin, John Hodges, Robert Kaster, William Landes, Lawrence Lessig, Charles Nussbaum, Rachel Nussbaum, Richard Posner, Roger Scruton, Cass Sunstein, Candace Vogler. Above all, I am grateful to the students in my Feminist Philosophy class at Brown University, who discussed the article with relentless critical scrutiny, and especially to: Kristi Abrams, Lara Bovilsky, Hayley Finn, Sarah Hirshman, James Maisels, Gabriel Roth, Danya Ruttenberg, Sarah Ruhl, and Dov Weinstein.