Martha Nussbaum

Philosopher, Academic

1947 –

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Who is Martha Nussbaum?

Martha Craven Nussbaum is an American philosopher and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, a chair that includes appointments in the philosophy department and the law school. She has a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism, and ethics, including animal rights.

She also holds associate appointments in classics, divinity and political science, is a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a board member of the Human Rights Program. She previously taught at Harvard and Brown.

Nussbaum is the author or editor of a number of books, including The Fragility of Goodness, Sex and Social Justice, The Sleep of Reason, Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law, Animal Rights, and Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership.

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Born
May 6, 1947
New York City
Also known as
  • Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Martha Craven Nussbaum
  • Martha Craven
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
Employment
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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