An interview with Martha Craven Nussbaum. Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Second Part)

Barbara Malvestiti


My contribution consists in an interview with Martha Craven Nussbaum, one of the most popular philosophers of our time. Following the questions raised by the interviewer, Nussbaum introduces her book Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, Harvard University Press (2013). Developing the interview in Phenomenology and Mind, 3, 2012 (pp. 160-165), here Nussbaum focuses on emotions influence on political life, specifically considering emotions as a possible cognitive way to access the values and to inform people acts. Among the most prominent topics, she points out the idea of a “civil religion”.


Emotions; Values; Politics; Acts; Civil Religion

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