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World Thinkers 2014: Martha Nussbaum

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By Prospect Team  

Martha Nussbaum holds joint appointments in the philosophy and law departments of the University of Chicago. She made her name as a specialist in classical philosophy (particularly the work of Aristotle), before developing the “capabilities” approach to global development with the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. She has written on a wide range of subjects, from religious freedom to the psychology of disgust to the value of the Humanities. Her most recent book is Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Harvard, 2013).

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