Law and Philosophy

Nussbaum's Book on Political Emotions Discussed at UCL Workshop

Why Love Matters for Justice: Workshop on Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'
Martha Nussbaum
UCL Institute for Human Rights
June 10, 2014

On May 31, 2014, the University College of London Institute for Human Rights held a workshop on Professor Martha Nussbaum's book Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Harvard University Press 2013).

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Review of Leiter's 'Why Tolerate Religion' in 'The Philosophical Review'

Why Tolerate Religion?
Samuel C. Rickless
The Philosophical Review
April 28, 2014

This book considers the important question whether a good moral case can be made, on deontological or consequentialist grounds, for the privileging of religious over nonreligious claims of conscience in any scheme of principled toleration in a liberal state.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care.  The point of orientation is the negligent event.  In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the duty of due care.

Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care.  The point of orientation is the negligent event.  In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the duty of due care.

Nussbaum Lectures on Anger at Brown

Philosopher explores different types of anger
Marina Renton
The Brown Daily Herald
March 18, 2014

Exploring the traditional association of anger with revenge, Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School professor and former Brown professor, cited the “Transition” anger utilized by political reformers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi as its more productive counterpart during a lecture Monday afternoon.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum, "What Is Anger, and Why Should We Care?"

"Although everyone is familiar with the damage anger can do in both personal and public life, people tend to think that it is necessary for the pursuit of justice.  People who don't get angry when they are wronged seem weird to many people, lacking spine and self-respect.  And isn't it servile not to react with anger to great injustice, whether toward oneself or toward others?


65:20 minutes (59.82 MB)

Brian Leiter, "Why Tolerate Religion?"

Is there a principled reason why religious obligations that conflict with the law are accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not? In Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton, 2013), Professor Leiter argues there are no good reasons for doing so, that the reasons for tolerating religion are not specific to religion but apply to all claims of conscience.


57:05 minutes (52.27 MB)
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