Martha Nussbaum at St Andrews

Martha Nussbaum will be at St Andrews on Friday 16 May, 2014, for a workshop on material from her John Locke Lectures in Philosophy at Oxford University (to be given this spring). The title of the lecture series is:

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

Martha Nussbaum’s epigraph for her lectures is:

 I will accept a share in the house of Pallas…

For the city I make my prayer,

prophesying with kind intent

that in plenty the blessings that make life prosperous

may be made to burgeon from the earth

by the sun’s radiant beam.

— Aeschylus, Eumenides

 The gentle-tempered person is not vengeful, but inclined to sympathetic understanding.

 — Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1126a1-3

  •  The St Andrews workshop will be held in School 3 in the Quad, Friday16 May.
  • There will be a morning session 10.30-12.30 and an afternoon one.
  • Panelists and commentators will include Douglas Cairns (Classics, Edinburgh) and Alex Long (Classics St Andrews), Marcia Baron, and Sarah Broadie (Philosophy, St Andrews). We also hope to have a panelist/commentator from the St Andrews Divinity School.
  • More details of the order of events will be announced.
  • An electronic copy of the relevant parts of Martha Nussbaum’s book based on the lectures (currently in draft, to be published by OUP) will be available on individual request by anyone attending the workshop.
  • For the electronic copy and any further information please contact Stephen Halliwell ( or Sarah Broadie ( contacting either of us, please cc the other.
  • ***Recipients of the electronic material are particularly requested not to quote, circulate, or copy any of it, since it is under contract with OUP.***