Friday, May 22, 2009

"Liberty of Conscience": Nussbaum Meets Critics

Conference on Martha Nussbaum's book "Liberty of Conscience" (Basic Books. 2008)

Newcastle University, June 12, 2009

Martha C. Nussbaum (Chicago University) is one of the most significant moral and political philosophers today. Her book marks a significant contribution to how we should respond to questions concerning the freedom of religious expression in a multicultural society.



(1) Susan Mendus (York) - Should religion be special?

(2) Peter Jones (Newcastle) - Liberty of conscience and equality: How accommodating should we be?

(3) Anne Phillips (LSE) - Should Europe be more like America?

(4) Chandran Kukathas (LSE) - Pax Americana: On Nussbaum’s Liberty of Conscience

Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) will respond to each speaker.

Chair: Thom Brooks (Newcastle).

The conference is open to all. Further information here.

A review of Martha Nussbaum's book: Emily Bazelon in New York Times.

A podcast (and transcript): Bill Moyers talks with Martha Nussbaum about her book.

Link courtesy of Thom Brooks.

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