Martha Nussbaum

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Martha Craven Nussbaum (; born May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she is jointly appointed in the law school and the philosophy department. She has a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, existentialism, feminism, and ethics, including animal rights. She also holds associate appointments in classics, divinity, and political science, is a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a board member of the Human Rights Program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martha Nussbaum has received more than 1,220,372 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Martha Nussbaum is the 528th most popular philosopher (up from 604th in 2019), the 1,784th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,998th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Martha Nussbaum ranks 528 out of 1,089Before her are Ravidas, Paul Virilio, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Bion of Borysthenes, Ahmad Sirhindi, and Jean Vanier. After her are Cristoforo Landino, Vilém Flusser, John Austin, Henry Corbin, Luis de Molina, and Ibn al-Rawandi.

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Among people born in 1947, Martha Nussbaum ranks 89Before her are Klaus Schulze, Jan Garbarek, Sheikh Hasina, Roy Hodgson, Joe Mantegna, and F. R. David. After her are Ry Cooder, Richard Jenkins, Saskia Sassen, Rod Evans, Kathrine Switzer, and Ron Dennis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martha Nussbaum ranks 1,784 out of 15,968Before her are Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), Paul P. Harris (1868), Peggy Lee (1920), Laura Dern (1967), and John Mauchly (1907). After her are Phil Knight (1938), Linda Gray (1940), Ry Cooder (1947), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Jack Welch (1935), and Nina Hartley (1959).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Martha Nussbaum ranks 17Before her are Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Murray Bookchin (1921), and Mary Parker Follett (1868). After her are Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Tom Regan (1938), Jerry Fodor (1935), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), and Charles W. Morris (1903).