11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT

Animals: Expanding the Humanities

In these days of horrible mistreatment of animals, the poaching of elephants and rhinos, and the devastation of their natural habitat through climate change, we need both an ethical revolution and new laws to protect animals. But how do we create a wholly new approach to protect diverse animals? This session examines an approach that the presenter has long put forward, known as the Capabilities Approach, that we share the world with other species, and that what they are able to do and be matters greatly to all of us.

Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum’s research explores the intersections of philosophy, law, classical studies, and political theory. She has written many books, including The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (2018); edited 21 books; and published more than 450 articles. Among her multiple awards and honors, Nussbaum received the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy in 2016, the Don M.