Capabilities and the Definition of Health: Comments on Venkatapuram.

@article{Richardson2016CapabilitiesAT,
  title={Capabilities and the Definition of Health: Comments on Venkatapuram.},
  author={Henry S. Richardson},
  journal={Bioethics},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Sridhar Venkatapuram's Health Justice argues that health is a 'metacapability' - specifically, as the metacapability of having the ten 'central human capabilities' described by Martha Nussbaum. This cannot be right, as it provides no basis for distinguishing health from education, riches, or love. An amendment correcting this problem is suggested, namely… CONTINUE READING