Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice

2014.03.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martha C. Nussbaum, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, Harvard University Press, 2013, 457pp., $35.00 (hbk),
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2014.03.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martha C. Nussbaum, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, Harvard University Press, 2013, 457pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674724655. Reviewed by Helga Varden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Martha Nussbaum’s capability theory of justice belongs to the tradition of “political liberalism” in legal-political philosophy. “Political liberalism” refers to John Rawls’s later philosophy (indeed, his post-A Theory of Justice [TJ] work on domestic justice was published as Political Liberalism [PL]). In Political Emotions, Nussbaum engages core questions about the relationship between political stability and moral psychology (or, the emotions). Rawls considers these questions in the final section of TJ (entitled “Ends”), but never revisited them in the light of his later ideas of political liberalism. Nussbaum thus. . .

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