Books written by Martha C. Nussbaum

Not for Profit

November 1, 2016 | 192 pages
In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic... More Info
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Anger and Forgiveness

Oxford University Press, USA | May 2, 2016 | 272 pages
We live in a culture of apology and forgiveness. But while there are a few thinkers who criticize forgiveness in favor of retribution, philosopher and intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum is unique in criticizing the supposed virtue from the other side: forgiveness, Nussbaum asserts, is at its heart... More Info

Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice

Belknap Press | October 1, 2013 | 420 pages
Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and... More Info

The Offensive Internet

May 7, 2012 | 312 pages
The Internet has been romanticized as a zone of freedom. The alluring combination of sophisticated technology with low barriers to entry and instantaneous outreach to millions of users has mesmerized libertarians and communitarians alike. Lawmakers have joined the celebration, passing the... More Info

The New Religious Intolerance

Belknap Press | April 24, 2012 | 232 pages
Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history and literature the author looks at the new religious intolerance of Islam--from protests against a proposed Manhattan Islamic center to the banning of minarets in Switzerland--and offers a way back to an equal and free global society.  More Info

Not for Profit

March 25, 2012 | 192 pages
In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic... More Info