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Kyoto Laureate Symposium

15th Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium

Featuring Dr. Martha Craven Nussbaum, Recipient of the 2016 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, Thought and Ethics

Watch a video of the 2017 Kyoto Prize Symposium, including Dr. Martha Nussbaum's lecture, "Philosophy in the Service of Humanity."

Delivered March 16, 2017 in Shiley Theatre at the University of San Diego.


About Martha Craven Nussbaum
A World-renowned 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.

Dr. 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.

Read more about Dr. Nussbaum.

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