Martha Nussbaum

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Beaty, Michael, and Anne-Marie Bowery. “Cultivating Christian Citizenship: Martha Nussbaum's Socrates, Augustine's Confessions, and the Modern University.” Christian Scholar's Review 33, no. 1 (fall 2003): 23-54.

Critique of Nussbaum's model of liberal education in which the authors propose instead a model for Christian education based upon Augustine's Confessions.

Christiansen, Bryce. Review of Hiding from Humanity, by Martha Nussbaum. Booklist 100, no. 13 (1 March 2004): 1117.

Review of Nussbaum's Hiding from Humanity.

Davis, Lennard J. “Are Novels Good for Us?” Nation 263, no. 3 (15 July 1996): 40-2.

Review of Nussbaum's Poetic Justice.

Frentz, Thomas. Review of The Therapy of Desire, by Martha Nussbaum. Quarterly Journal of Speech 82, no. 2 (May 1996): 189-91.

Asserts that The Therapy of Desire is an important book for scholars of rhetoric, yet faults Nussbaum for failing to adequately address issues of rhetoric in her arguments.

Griswold, Charles L., “Cool Hand Socrates.” American Scholar (spring 1988): 314-20.

Review of Nussbaum's The Fragility of Goodness.

Harpham, Geoffrey Galt. “The Hunger of Martha Nussbaum.” Representations, no. 77 (winter 2002): 52-81.

Harsh and extensive criticism of the ideas underlying Nussbaum's prolific output of books and essays.

Kingwell, Mark. “The Depths of Feeling.” American Scholar 74, no. 1 (winter 2002): 142-45.

Review of Nussbaum's Upheavals of Thought.

Kopff, Christian. “News from the Thinkery.” National Review 50, no. 2 (9 February 1998): 56-8.

Review of Nussbaum's Cultivating Humanity.

Leget, Carol. “Martha Nussbaum and Thomas Aquinas on the Emotions.” Theological Studies 64, no. 3 (September 2003): 558-81.

Examines Nussbaum's Upheavals of Thought in light of ideas put forth by Thomas Aquinas.

Ruprecht, Louis A. Review of Love's Knowledge, by Martha Nussbaum. Journal of Religion 73, no. 3 (July 1993): 463-65.

Review of Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge.

Solomon, Robert C. Review of Upheavals of Thought, by Martha Nussbaum. Mind 111, no. 444 (October 2002): 897-901.

Provides a review of Upheavals of Thought, calling it a magnificent, ambitious achievement that represents the culmination of Nussbaum's work to date.

Spelman, Elizabeth. “How Do They See You?” London Review of Books (16 November 2000): 11-13.

Presents a review of Nussbaum's Sex and Social Justice and Women and Human Development.

Additional coverage of Nussbaum's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 134; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 102; and Literature Resource Center.

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