The study of philosophy begins with questions that are as personal as they are universal: What can I know? How should I live? Who am I? What am I? How am I connected to the world around me?
As a student, you are invited into a community of inquirers to reflect on fundamental questions of human existence through engaging with Philosophy’s diverse traditions and major thinkers. Philosophy students learn to think critically about the world, to call into question biases and unwarranted assumptions, and to pursue an “examined life.”
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Chicago, is the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize.
On November 30, 2017, Martha C. Nussbaum presented to an audience gathered at Seattle University under the auspices of Town Hall Seattle, on "The Philosophy of Thoughtful Aging." Nussbaum's lecture was drawn from her recent book, Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, & Regret, coauthored with Saul Levmore.
Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, is one of the best known living American philosophers. Her thought will be the subject of a course offered at Seattle University in Winter Quarter 2019, taught by Dr. Paulette Kidder (PHIL 485 Major Figures - Martha Nussbaum). The course will span topics from the beginning of Nussbaum's career, up to her recent work on current political crises.