Martha C. Nussbaum on Dealing with Resentment in Democracies and the Role of the Humanities in Addressing Political Crises

Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear

In 'The Monarchy of Fear', the celebrated American writer and philosopher, Professor Martha C. Nussbaum argues that globalisation has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West and that sense of powerless then turns into resentment and blame.

In this wide-ranging interview with Professor John Tasioulas of The Dickson Poon School of Law, Professor Nussbaum discusses the ideas developed in her new book including ways of dealing with resentment in democracies, the role the humanities might play in addressing political crises, and how academia may also contribute to fostering constructive dialogues in wider society.

Professor Nussbaum is internationally renowned for her work in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy and the arts and is actively engaged in teaching and advising students in these subjects. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and is the author of many books and articles.

Professor Tasioulas is the Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law where he also curates the Centre's series of public events, bringing some of the world's leading thinkers in legal philosophy to King's.

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