Martha Nussbaum is one of today's prominent specialists in ethics. She was born in 1947 in New York City. She attended Wellesley College and graduated from New York University with a B.A. in 1969. She received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1975, and has taught at Harvard, Wellesley and Brown University. Currently she is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Some of her major works in ethics are: The Fragility of Goodness (1986) , The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (1994), Poetic Justice (1996), and Sex and Social Justice (1998).