Table 1

List of the 10 basic capabilities of human beings as suggested by Nussbaum26

CapabilityA concrete example
LifeNot dying prematurely.
Bodily healthTo be sheltered and sufficiently nourished.
Bodily integrityTo be protected from physical assault.
Senses, imagination and thoughtShaping and using thoughts.
EmotionsForming emotional bonds with others.
AffiliationEngaging in social interactions.
Practical reasonSelf-reflection and planning for future.
Connecting with other speciesRelating to other animals and the nature.
PlayTo take pleasure in recreational experiences.
Control over one’s environmentPolitical self-determination.