Martha Nussbaum

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Spring 5-17-2009


Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher, feminist and master of intellectual debate. An activist and critic, Nussbaum has long advocated for the importance of an education in the liberal arts.


Martha Nussbaum speaks to the graduates about the role of liberal education in producing democratic citizens, the sort of citizen who can keep democracy alive and realize its promise and asks "what does a liberal education that contains a substantial component from the humanities and the arts contribute to the health of democracy?"

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