Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Martha Nussbaum on Buqua's

Nussbaum's argument against banning them.

She's a philosopher, so she should be prone to making long-winded, logically inconsistent arguments that misrepresent counterarguments and rely on a number of empirical claims that are swept under the rug. But here (despite being a little drawn out), she manages to make a clear point about theory, then applies the criteria and address counter-points sequentially. She even addresses and empirical point (about the correlation between Islam and violence). This goes to show I don't hate all philosophy writing, just most of it.

On a side note, which one doesn't fit:
Sex magazines, nude photos, tight jeans — all of these products, arguably, treat women as objects

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