2016 C. B. Macpherson Lecture with Professor Martha C. Nussbaum

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The 2016 UTFA C.B. Macpherson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, Philosophy Department and Law School, The University of Chicago.

Professor Nussbaum will speak on the subject of Anger and Revolutionary Justice.

"When there is great injustice, it is very tempting to think that righteous anger is the best response, and even a necessary response. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that the three most successful revolutionary freedom movements in the past century have been conducted in a spirit of non-anger (distinct from, though sometimes joined to, non-violence): Gandhi’s independence movement, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s role in the U. S. civil rights movement, and Nelson Mandela’s freedom movement in South Africa. Offering a philosophical analysis of the emotion of anger, and studying the thought and practice of these three leaders, I argue that non-anger is both normatively and practically superior to anger."

The lecture will take place in the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., and will begin at 6:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. A reception will follow. Please note that the Isabel Bader Theatre has limited on-street parking available; TTC (Museum Station) or other means of transportation are strongly recommended.

We anticipate great interest in Professor Nussbaum's lecture and suggest you reserve your ticket as soon as possible. To reserve a free ticket, write to faculty@utfa.org or call 416-978-4976.

Date and time: 
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: ​
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West
Toronto ON