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Martha C. Nussbaum


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Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has written or edited over 30 books, including Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (2013), The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (2012), and Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011). She delivered the 2014 John Locke Lectures at Oxford University, published as Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice (2016). In 2012 she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences. Nussbaum has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities, been a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, held multiple positions (including president) with the American Philosophical Association, and received over fifty honorary degrees. Nussbaum received her B.A. from New York University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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