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Online Seminar

Martha Nussbaum in Conversation with Donna Lyons at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

New Book: 'Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility'

Martha Nussbaum in Conversation with Donna Lyons at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Time & Location

01 Sept, 14:00 – 15:00 IST

Online Seminar

About the event

Professor Martha Nussbaum will discuss her new book, ‘Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility’ at Trinity College Dublin on 1 September 2022. 

Date and time: 2pm - 3pm Dublin, Thursday, 1 September 2022

Attendees can join the webinar directly via Zoom and the event will be simultaneously live-streamed on the Law School Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrinityCollegeDublinLaw/).This event is free and open to all and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there!

Martha C. Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities and is currently the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Law School at the University of Chicago. She is an Associate in the Classics Department, the Divinity School, and the Political Science Department and a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. Professor Nussbaum is internationally renowned for her work in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy and the arts and is actively engaged in teaching and advising students in these subjects. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and is the author of many books and articles.

About 'Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility':

Animals are in trouble all over the world. Whether through the cruelties of the factory meat industry, poaching and game hunting, habitat destruction, or neglect of the companion animals that people purport to love, animals suffer injustice and horrors at our hands every day.  The world needs an ethical awakening, a consciousness-raising movement of international proportions. In Justice for Animals, one of the world’s most influential philosophers and humanists Martha C. Nussbaum provides a revolutionary approach to animal rights, ethics, and law.  From dolphins to crows, elephants to octopuses, Nussbaum examines the entire animal kingdom, showcasing the lives of animals with wonder, awe, and compassion to understand how we can create a world in which human beings are truly friends of animals, not exploiters or users. All animals should have a shot at flourishing in their own way. Humans have a collective duty to face and solve animal harm. An urgent call to action and a manual for change, Nussbaum’s groundbreaking theory directs politics and law to help us meet our ethical responsibilities as no book has done before.

This event has been generously supported by donors to a fundraiser held during 2021 in aid of the Speaker Series. 

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