Law and Philosophy

Nussbaum: Retribution is a Useless Idea, It Can’t Change the Past or Help the Future

Retribution is a Useless Idea, It Can’t Change the Past or Help the Future
Amulya Gopalakrishnan
The Times of India
May 29, 2016

Philosopher, public intellectual and professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, Martha Nussbaum is one of the pioneers of the ‘capabilities’ approach to human development. She’s also had a long-standing connection with India, working on issues of gender, law and governance.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Nussbaum on the Life and Work of Philosopher Hilary Putnam

Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)
Martha C. Nussbaum
Huffington Post
March 14, 2016

Philosophy is pretty unpopular in America today. Marco Rubio says, with typical inelegance: "We need more welders and less philosophers." Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina also singles out philosophy as a discipline offering "worthless courses" that offer "no chances of getting people jobs." Across the nation there's unbounded adulation for the STEM disciplines, which seem so profitable.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive.

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

American Philosophical Association Awards 2015 Quinn Prize to Martha Nussbaum

American Philosophical Association
December 1, 2015

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, has been awarded the 2015 Quinn Prize, the APA’s highest honor for service to the profession.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

The Dewey Lecture: Three Concepts of Human Dignity

Law School Communications
November 25, 2015

The 2015 Dewey Lecture, delivered earlier this month by Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University, stirred thoughtful discussion among Law School scholars about the concept of human dignity.

The 2015 Dewey Lecture, delivered in November by Moshe Halbertal, the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University, stirred thoughtful discussion among Law School scholars about the concept of human dignity.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Dewey Lecture: Three Concepts of Human Dignity - Moshe Halbertal

Date: 
11.11.2015
Location: 
Courtroom
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

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