Examined Life: Follow-up Part II

You’ll recall that two of the philosophers featured in the movie are Martha Nussbaum — who talks about the social contract while walking along the bank of Lake Michigan in Chicago — and Judith Butler — who has the conversation with the woman in a wheelchair.  As mentioned in the discussion afterward, several years ago Nussbaum wrote a famous article in the popular political magazine The New Republic in which she criticizes Butler in especially harsh terms.  It’s one of the most famous volleys in an intellectual fight in recent years.  Here is a link to Nussbaum’s article…


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