Martha C. Nussbaum

Dr. Martha C. Nussbaum
Address1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall
Chicago, IL 60637

Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School

M.A., Harvard University,
Ph.D., Harvard University,

Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher whose work focuses on ancient Greek philosophy, contemporary moral and political philosophy, feminism, and the connections between philosophy and literature. Her books are Aristotle’s De Motu Animalium; The Fragility of Goodness; Love’s Knowledge; The Therapy of Desire; Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life; Cultivating Humanity; Sex and Social Justice;Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach; Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions; Hiding from Humanity: Shame and Disgust in the Law; Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership; The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India’s Future. Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America’s Tradition of Religious Equality will come out in 2008. She is currently working on The Cosmopolitan Tradition, and writing the Supreme Court Foreword for the 2007 issue of the Harvard Law Review. Among her edited volumes are The Quality of Life (with Amartya Sen); Women, Culture, and Development (with Jonathan Glover); Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in American Religious Traditions (with Saul Olyan); The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome (with Juha Sihvola); and Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (with Cass R. Sunstein).

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