Martha Nussbaum To Present Two Lectures At U.Va.
7, 2000 -- Martha Nussbaum, professor of ethics and
law at the University of Chicago and one of the countrys most
influential philosophers and classicists, will present two lectures
at the University of Virginia this month.
4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in 126 Withers-Brown Hall at the School
of Law, she will speak on "In Defense of Universal Values."
1 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Minor Hall Auditorium, she will present
a lecture titled "Secret Sewers of Vice: Disgust,
Bodies, and the Law."
who draws on Aristotle and other Greek philosophers, is the author
of numerous influential books including "Cultivating Humanity:
A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education," published
in 1998 by Harvard University Press. She presents a carefully reasoned
answer to attacks on multicultural studies and argues that contemporary
curricular reform, with such subject areas as gender, minority,
non-Western, and gay studies, promotes world citizenship and understanding.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856