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.

Nussbaum’s lecture, entitled “Injustice and the Dubious Value of Anger,” was sponsored by the program for Ethical Inquiry and is part of a weeklong series of lectures and workshops.

“It’s really always a great treat to be back at Brown,” said Nussbaum, who taught philosophy, classics and comparative literature at the University from 1984 to 1995, to an enthusiastic audience in Salomon 001.

Nussbaum, considered one of the country’s foremost philosophers, currently holds appointments in the University of Chicago’s philosophy and political science departments, as well as at the law and divinity schools, said Bernard Reginster, professor and chair of Brown’s Department of Philosophy.