Philosopher and author of "The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age"by Prospect / March 11, 2013 / Leave a comment
Martha Nussbaum is a professor of philosophy and law at the University of Chicago. Nussbaum came to prominence in 1986 with the publication of her book The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Since then she has written about an extremely wide range of subjects including ethics, feminism, Indian democracy, religious equality, law and literature, and the value of a liberal education. With Amartya Sen, Nussbaum has also been one of the pioneers of the “capability approach” to international development, which seeks to promote a richer view of what development means beyond simple economic growth. Her most recent book is The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (2012).