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The Hauenstein Center: Common Ground

The Hauenstein Center: Common Ground

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


  • Eberhard Center » 215-All


Martha Nussbaum – “Anger and Revolutionary Justice”


At this fractious time in our nation’s political history, no intellectual exercise could prove more timely than serious reflection on the influence of anger in public life. While it is tempting to think of anger as a fair and effective response to perceived injustice, it is noteworthy that three of the twentieth century’s great freedom movements succeeded by way of leaders who deliberately embraced non-anger: Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. As a force for positive change, history demonstrates that anger is deeply flawed in both philosophical and practical terms.


Martha Nussbaum, world-famous philosopher, classicist, and legal scholar at the University of Chicago, will give an address on the limits of anger. This presentation is sure to illustrate our vital need for leaders who can recognize the humanity of those who think differently, especially when the stakes are high.


This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register. Martha Nussbaum – “Anger and Revolutionary Justice”



Morgan Eaton, Event Planner, The Hauenstein Center




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