Humanities

The Annunciation to the Shepherds; Georges Trubert (French, active Provence, France 1469 - 1508); Provence, France; about 1480–1490; Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment; Leaf: 11.4 × 8.6 cm (4 1/2 × 3 3/8 in.); 93.ML.6.54v courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles

The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts at The Getty

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The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts is a new exhibition on view April 30 – July 28, 2019, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

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American Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. In her short and powerful new book called Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities she makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. She challenges us all to strive be truly human – ‘to remain childlike, to keep an open mind, to refine an ability to remain humble, to eschew pride and arrogance and to be reverent towards other people and towards the natural world’.