Law and Philosophy

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?

Participating faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
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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.

Participating faculty: 
Brian Leiter
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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.

Review of Nussbaum's New Book, 'Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice'

Love and Politics: Reflections on Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice
Walter G. Moss
LA Progressive
November 19, 2013

Our political culture is in the pits. It would be better if it displayed more compassion. The great religions of the world advocate it, as do humane atheistic thinkers like Albert Camus. But our politics too seldom does...

Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum

Brian Leiter on "Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification" in Newport, RI

Date: 
10.03.2013
Location: 
Bazarsky Hall, Salve Regina University, Ochre Point Avenue Newport, RI 02840

As part of the "Spectacle of Toleration" conference, Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago will present Toleration: Its Nature and Moral Justification at Salve Regina University’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Philip Pettit, "Giving Corporate Agents their Due — and Only their Due"

Suitably organized, corporate groups mimic the capacities of individual persons and operate as agents with minds of their own. And in order to function in this agential manner, they have to be assigned legal rights that they can assert or transfer or waive in their dealings with others.

Crossing the Midway, By and By

Author: 
Martha Nussbaum

Professor Martha Nussbaum speaks at the Midway Dinner on the “carnival of interdisciplinary delights” available to law students.

On February 7, 2013, Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, delivered this speech to the Class of 2014 at the annual Midway Dinner.

Philip Pettit, "Giving Corporate Agents their Due — and Only their Due"

Suitably organized, corporate groups mimic the capacities of individual persons and operate as agents with minds of their own. And in order to function in this agential manner, they have to be assigned legal rights that they can assert or transfer or waive in their dealings with others.

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