Nussbaum's Book on Political Emotions Discussed at UCL Workshop

Why Love Matters for Justice: Workshop on Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'

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).

The workshop's organizers said, "The workshop began with a brief description by Professor Nussbaum of the aims of Political Emotions and was followed by four half-hour presentations on some of the book's key themes - the place of emotions within political liberalism, the nature and political significance of compassion and of its enemies, such as disgust, fear, envy and shame, and the fostering of a morally justifiable patriotism."

Video of the Workshop is available at the conference website.

Introduction and Overview – Martha Nussbaum and John Tasioulas

Session 1: Emotions in Political Liberalism – John Tasioulas

Session 2: Compassion – Amia Srinivasan

Session 3: Enemies of Compassion – George Letsas

Session 4: Patriotism – Sarah Fine

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