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Philosopher Nussbaum to Address ‘Anger and Revolutionary Justice’

By Dateline Staff on September 13, 2016 in University

Quick Summary

  • 1st event of the year in Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Co-sponsored by The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good
  • Nussbaum: Professor of law and ethics at University of Chicago

Martha C. Nussbaum, one of the nation’s most accomplished and influential philosophers, will speak on “Anger and Revolutionary Justice” in a UC Davis forum next week.

 Martha C. Nussbaum

The address, Wednesday, Sept. 21, is a joint presentation of the Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series and The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good (formerly the provost’s forums). Nussbaum’s talk is the first of the new academic year in both series.

Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Law School and Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. She is also an associate in the classics and political science departments, and the Divinity School.

Among her scholarly works are Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (2013), and Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice (2016). She has edited 21 books.

Professor Nussbaum received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities. From 1986 to 1993, she served as a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki.

She was a recipient of a prestigious Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy this year, and has received honorary degrees from 56 colleges and universities around the world.

More in the Chancellor’s Colloquium series

  • Thursday, Dec. 8 — Florian Idenburg, founding partner, SO — IL architecture studio, and the architect of UC Davis’ new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 — Laurie Fendrich, writer and abstract painter, and professor emerita of fine arts, Hofstra University
  • Wednesday, April 19 — Ken Caldeira, climate scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, and  Stanford University

Website: Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series

More in The UC Davis Forums

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24 — Todd Gitlin, writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist and poet
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 — Marta Tienda, professor of sociology and public affairs, and director, Program in Latino Studies, Princeton University

Website: The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

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