Professor Martha C. Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Professor Nussbaum is known for her efforts to connect Hellenistic ethics and Greek mythology to modern life. She is the author of many books including The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (1986), Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life (1996), For Love of Country: A Debate on Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism (1996) Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (1997), Sex and Social Justice (Oxford, 1999). Her current work Women And Human Development: The Capabilities Approach will be released by Cambridge University Press next year. She is also the author of numerous articles.
In addition to her work as an author, Professor Nussbaum has taught a variety of courses dealing with the nature of rationality and its application in the law including Pre-Socratic Philosophy; Reason and the Human Good in Ancient Ethical Thought; Law and Literature; and Liberal Theories of Justice.