Kyoto Laureate Symposium
The University of San Diego is proud to host the
15th Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium
Dr. Martha Craven Nussbaum
Recipient of the 2016 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, Thought and Ethics
Dr. Martha Craven Nussbaum is the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, a chair that includes appointments in the Law School and Philosophy Department. She is also an Associate in the Classics Department, the Divinity School, and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shiley Theatre - Camino Hall
as Dr. Nussbaum presents:
"Philosophy in the Service of Humanity"
Free admission. RSVP's required. Register Now.
After the Kyoto Prize Symposium, Dr. Nussbaum will discuss:
"Anger and Revolutionary Justice"
with Dr. Brian Clack, director of the USD Humanities Center
2:30 - 4 p.m.
IPJ Theatre, Kroc School of Peace and Justice
All are welcome. Registration forthcoming.
About Martha Craven Nussbaum
A Philosopher Who Has Developed a New Theory of Justice Advocating the Capabilities Approach
Dr. Martha Craven Nussbaum introduced the notion of incorporating individual human capabilities (what each person is able to do or be) into the criteria for social justice, beyond the conventional theory of equality based on a social contract among rational individuals. She established a new theory of justice that ensures the inclusion of the weak and marginalized, who are deprived of opportunities to develop their capabilities in society, and has proposed ways to apply this theory in the real world.