Moffett Lecture with Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago

Same-Sex Marriage: Beyond the Politics of Disgust

Thu, 02/12/2009
4:30 PM, 101 McCormick Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

This seminar is co-sponsored with UCHV and the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the Univeristy of Chicago. Professor Nussbaum received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Her publications include Aristotle's De Motu Animalium (1978), The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (1986, updated edition 2000), Love's Knowledge (1990), The Therapy of Desire (1994), Poetic Justice (1996), For Love of Country (1996), Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (1997), Sex and Social Justice (1998), Women and Human Development (2000), Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (2001), Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law (2004), Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership (2006), The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future (2007), and Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality (2008). She has also edited thirteen books.  Her 2007 Supreme Court Foreword for the Harvard Law Review  is entitled "Constitutions and Capabilities: 'Perception' against Lofty Formalism." She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities. From 1986 to 1993, Ms. Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University. She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation, the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, and the Committee for Public Philosophy.

More on Martha Nussbaum is available here.