Ethicist Martha Nussbaum to Visit Denison
Date of Event: April 3, 2008
Posted: March 14, 2008 / Last Updated: March 16, 2008
Martha Nussbaum, one of the most prolific thinkers on human ethics, social philosophy and the history of philosophy, will be the closing keynote speaker for the McGregor Connections Initiative’s Hum/an/imal series at 8 p.m., on Thursday, April 3, in Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road).
Nussbaum has more than 15 publications, including “The Fragility of Goodness,” “Love’s Knowledge” and “Women and Human Development.” Her most recent book, “Frontiers of Justice,” criticizes the contemporary theories of justice that, as she claims, do not address the moral status of animals, justice concerning international affairs, or issues about human “disability.”
Nussbaum received her bachelor of arts from New York University and her doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University. She has taught at Harvard and Brown universities, and has been awarded the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the Barnard College Medal of Distinction, and the Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award.
There also will be a colloquium with Nussbaum sponsored by the philosophy department, titled “Elephants Looking in a Mirror: Animal Minds and Animal Rights” on Friday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). The colloquium is part of the Titus-Hepp Lecture Series and is sponsored by the McGregor Connections Initiatives. Both events are free and open to the public.
CALENDAR LSITING: Denison University, Granville—Nussbaum colloquium, “Elephants Looking in a Mirror: Animal Minds and Animal Rights,” 3:30 p.m., Fri., April 4, at the Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6387 to confirm information.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—The McGregor Connections Initiative series presents Martha Nussbaum, 8 p.m., Thurs., April 3, Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6387 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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