12.12.2014 - Martha Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum is Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Nussbaum has written several books, some of which have been translated into Dutch, including: Upheavals of thought, The Fragility Of Goodness, Not for profit, Creating capabilities and The new religious intolerance. Nussbaum is honorary doctor at The University of Humanistic Studies of Utrecht and at KU Leuven.
In March, the Dutch translation of her book Political emotions. Why love matters for justice was published. In this new book, Nussbaum wants to give emotions their rightful place: at the heart of political theory. In this pioneering and groundbreaking work Nussbaum’s main themes come together: the philosophy of emotions and the theory of social justice form a plea for more empathy in political theory. Provocative, smart and relevant – as only Nussbaum can be.