Is a new religious intolerance is entering into public discourse?


Is a new religious intolerance is entering into public discourse? That was one of themes from renowned professor and philosopher, Martha Nussbaum. She spoke Monday night at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Nussbaum makes historical connections to the present some of us might have missed.

Nussbaum is the distinguished service professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago. From this chair position she also teaches philosophy with a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, animal rights and feminism. Her talk focused on Ethics, Justice and Anger. In an interview after the event, Nussbaum said she’s confident the various Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the US will be seen as unethical and won’t hold up in court.

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