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Martha Nussbaum

That I am an agent, but also a plant; that much that I did not make goes toward making me whatever I shall be praised or blamed for being; that I must constantly choose among competing and apparently incommensurable goods and that circumstances may force me to a position in which I cannot help being false to something or doing some wrong; that an event that simply happens to me may, without my consent, alter my life; that it is equally problematic to entrust one’s good to friends, lovers, or country and try to have a good life without them—all these I take to be not just the material of tragedy, but everyday facts of lived practical reason.

Martha Nussbaum, The Fragility of Goodness

Written by nevalalee

August 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

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