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10:00 - 16:00 31 May 2014

Why love matters for justice: Workshop on Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'


Denys Holland Lecture Theatre | Bentham House (link Map)
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum has for many years been at the forefront in exploring the nature of the emotions, their place in a flourishing human life, and their practical significance for politics and law. In her new book, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Harvard University Press, 2013), she turns her attention to the emotional roots of a liberal political order.

The workshop will begin with a brief description by Professor Nussbaum of the aims of Political Emotions. This will be followed by four half-hour presentations by a panel on some of the book's key themes - the place of emotions within political liberalism, the nature and political significance of compassion and of its enemies, such as disgust, fear, envy and shame, and the fostering of a morally justifiable patriotism. After each presentation, half an hour will be allocated for general discussion with Professor Nussbaum as initial respondent.


Kerry-Anne Tarlton
+44 (0)20 7679 1430 | k.tarlton@ucl.ac.uk


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