Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity. Abstract. The title of Martha Nussbaum’s recent book From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law encapsulates well the book’s. DISGUST. TO. HUMANITY: SEXUAL. ORIENTATION. AND. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW by Martha C. Nussbaum, New York: Oxford. University Press, pp.

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Constitutional Personae Cass R. Disgust, Shame, too the Law; Cultivating Humanity: Webarchive template wayback links Orphaned articles from July All orphaned articles Pages to import images to Wikidata. Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Inalienable Rights series.

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Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen. Retrieved from ” https: In place of this “politics of disgust,” Nussbaum argues for the harm principle from John Stuart Mill as the proper basis for fisgust individual liberties.

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Nussbaum goes on to explicitly oppose the concept of a disgust-based morality as an appropriate guide for legislating.


When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships, she ,artha, they experience “a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily wastes, slimy insects, and spoiled food–and then cite that very reaction to justify a range of legal restrictions, from sodomy laws to bans on same-sex marriage.

More Essential than Ever Stephen J. Please nussbwum links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Furthermore, Nussbaum argues this “politics of disgust” has denied and continues to deny citizens humanity and equality before the law on no rational grounds and causes palpable social harms to the groups affected.

From Disgust to Humanity

Oxford University Press, Nussbaum argues the harm principle, which supports the legal ideas of consentthe age of majorityand privacyprotects citizens while the “politics of disgust” is merely an unreliable emotional reaction with no inherent wisdom. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use nartha Privacy Policy.

Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a dlsgust for persecution. Anger and Forgiveness Martha C.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Love’s Knowledge Martha C. Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public debate in the United States. Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky.


She also identifies the ‘ wisdom of repugnance ‘ as advocated by Leon Kass as another “politics of disgust” school of thought as it claims that disgust “in crucial cases This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Sex and Social Justice Martha C.

Philosophical Interventions Martha C. Nussbaum Inalienable Rights Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and liberty Argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens Suggests that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law.

Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and liberty, Nussbaum discusses disguet ranging from non-discrimination and same-sex marriage to “public sex.