Press Release for Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ethicist Discusses 'Liberty of Conscience' at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School and Divinity School at the University of Chicago, will discuss “Liberty of Conscience: The Attack on America’s Tradition of Equal Respect” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Center Banquet Hall on the University of North Florida campus.

Nussbaum is one of the most established contemporary ethicists and social and political thinkers, drawing on ancient Greek philosophy and applying those resources to a wide field on contemporary issues, such as women’s rights, multiculturalism, globalization and other areas of applied ethics.

She authored several books, including “For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism,” “Sex and Social Justice” and “Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership.”

Nussbaum has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities and is the founder and coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism. She received her doctorate and master’s degree from Harvard University.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by UNF’s Department of Philosophy. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Spring 2008 Lectures link.