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Martha Nussbaum: Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts

Boston College - Gasson Hall, Room 100

Wednesday • February 13

Clock Icon 7:00 PM
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Location Icon Boston College - Gasson Hall, Room 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago and has worked on political emotions and the capabilities approach. Recent publications include Creating Capabilities (2012) and Anger and Forgiveness (2016).  In 2018, she published The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (2018) on fear, anger, and hope in our current American political moment. Nussbaum identifies the liberal arts as one “practice of hope.” Among her awards are the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy (2016) and the Don M. Randel Prize for Achievement in the Humanities, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2018). She delivered the Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2017.

 

Cosponsored by the ILA.

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