Lowell Lecture

Martha Nussbaum: Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts

Date & Time

Feb. 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Martha Nussbaum

Presenting Organization

Boston College




Lauren Wilwerding (lauren.wilwerding@bc.edu, 617-552-2203)

Celebrating Ten Years of the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College

Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago and has worked on political emotions and the capabilities approach. Recent publications include Creating Capabilities (2012) and Anger and Forgiveness (2016). In 2018, she published The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (2018) on fear, anger, and hope in our current American political moment. Nussbaum identifies the liberal arts as one “practice of hope.” Among her awards are the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy (2016) and the Don M. Randel Prize for Achievement in the Humanities, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2018). She delivered the Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2017.

Cosponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts.