Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present “Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts” on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A highly regarded philosopher and public intellectual, Nussbaum is the author of numerous books, including The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach, Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education, and The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy, among many others. She has been honored with the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement; the Berggruen Prize, a worldwide prize in philosophy; the Don M. Randel Award for Humanistic Studies from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and more than 60 honorary degrees. Co-sponsors: Lowell Humanities Series and the Institute for the Liberal Arts.

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