2015: Martha C. Nussbaum
Martha C. Nussbaum
Anger and Revolutionary Justice
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Saint Mary's College
(book signing and reception to follow)
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About Martha C. Nussbaum
Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department. She is also an associate in the Classics Department, the Divinity School, and the Political Science Department, and a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. She founded the university’s Center for Comparative Constitutionalism and is a board member of its Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Fifty-one colleges and universities have awarded her honorary degrees. She has written or edited over thirty-five groundbreaking books exploring ethics, human emotions, moral and political philosophy, women’s rights, international development, and the humanities. Among them are The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy; The Therapy of Desire; Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education; Sex and Social Justice, Women and Human Development; Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions, Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law; Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership; Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America’s Tradition of Religious Equality; From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law; Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities; Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach; The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age; and Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice. She recently delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University, which will be published in 2016 as Anger and Forgiveness.
About Her Lecture
Saint Mary’s is delighted to announce the internationally renowned, award-winning philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum as the Christian Culture Lecturer for 2015. The Christian Culture Lecture invites prominent public intellectuals to examine the influence of Christianity on Western culture. Professor Nussbaum’s talk, “Anger and Revolutionary Justice,” will offer a close philosophical analysis of anger, and why it is of dubious value in life and the law, and then use that analysis to reflect on the role of non-anger in the work of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. A formal book-signing will follow.