Martha Nussbaum

What: Prof. Martha Nussbaum’s talk, “Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach,” will investigate a new theoretical approach: the “capabilities” or “human development” method, discussing reasons for preferring it to standard approaches and looking at debates it has engendered about cultural pluralism and universality. The Lowe Lectureship at at Macalester College was established in honor of Arnold H. Lowe, former pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis former President of the Macalester Board of Trustees.

Who: Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Law School, Philosophy Department, and Divinity School. Among her many books are Women and Human Development (2000), and Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010).

When: Sunday, October 10, 2010 – 4:30 pm

Where: Macalester College Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.

Contact: Barbara K. Laskin, Macalester College, 651-399-3252

September 28 2010

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