Speaking at the London School of Economics on “Valuing the Humanities,“ Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, said the arguments for the disciplines “should persuade anyone committed to democracy, even if the arts are not important to them personally.”
The panel discussion was organized by the British Philosophical Association in late December. Read the article in the Times Higher Education of London here.
Nussbaum, who holds appointments in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School, was also interviewed for the The Telegraph in Calcutta. Her most recent book “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the top ten books of 2010.