Martha Nussbaum: The Fragility of Goodness

Interview with Martha Nussbaum in "California Lawyer".
Legally Speaking: The Fragility Of Goodness

In a wide ranging interview, Martha Nussbaum, one of the world's most prominent moral and legal philosophers talks about the relationship between law and emotion, abortion, animal rights, and social justice.

As one of the world's most prominent moral and legal philosophers, Martha Nussbaum, who teaches at the University of Chicago's law school, has written at length about theories of justice, the fragility of human goodness, and the intelligence of emotions. She has also played a major role in the development of what's called the capabilities approach, which has been used by international organizations as an alternative to such economic measures as gross domestic product to assess the well-being of a country's citizens. In August, Nussbaum spoke with California Lawyer editor Martin Lasden.

Legally Speaking is a series of in-depth interviews with prominent lawyers, judges, and academics, coproduced by California Lawyer and UC Hastings College of the Law.