FROM DISGUST TO HUMANITY MARTHA NUSSBAUM PDF

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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Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public marta in the United States. Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution. Philosophical Interventions Martha C. The Revival of Disgust and Shame in the Law”. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Drawing upon her digust work on the relationship between disgust and shame, Nussbaum notes that at various times, racismantisemitismand sexismhave all been driven by popular revulsion.

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Her many books include Hiding from Humanity: Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens. In Praise of Litigation Alexandra Lahav. Oxford University Press, Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen. The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko.

In place of this “politics of disgust,” Nussbaum argues for the harm principle from John Stuart Mill as the proper basis for limiting individual liberties. A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker, Martha Nussbaum stands as one of our foremost authorities marha law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion.

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Choose your country or region Close. While [this book] would certainly provide a valuable read to students of constitutional law, this reviewer recommends it also marthx anyone who has observed with interest and would like to better understand the ebb and flow of progress apropos recent sexual orientation frmo in the United States. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, nussbamu, and education by publishing worldwide. Nussbaum presents a cogent and politically charged case against the unconstitutional legal arguments that have inhibited the privacy, marriage and full civil rights of gays and lesbians in the United States.

The Age of Deference David Rudenstine. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and liberty, Nussbaum discusses issues ranging from non-discrimination and same-sex marriage to “public sex. 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: More Essential than Ever Stephen Risgust. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Views Read Edit View history. Incisive, rigorous, and nussvaum humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Inalienable Rights series. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Disgust to Humanity

These legal restrictions include blocking sexual orientation being protected under anti-discrimination laws, sodomy laws against consenting adults, constitutional bans against same-sex marriage, over-strict regulation of gay bathhouses, and bans on sex in public parks and public restrooms.

Constitutional Personae Cass R. Nussbaum goes on to explicitly oppose uhmanity concept of a disgust-based morality as an appropriate guide for legislating.

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Cohen and Krysten Connon. In From Disgust to HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. The Chronicle of Higher Education. She posits that the fundamental motivations of those advocating legal restrictions against gay and lesbian Americans is a “politics of disgust”. Nussbaum argues the harm principle, which supports the legal ideas of consentthe age of majorityand privacydisust citizens while the “politics of disgust” is merely an unreliable emotional reaction with no inherent wisdom.

Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Her book makes the most hard-and-fast case for the legalization of same-sex marriage Retrieved from ” https: Disgust, Shame, and the Law; Cultivating Humanity: Nussbaum identifies the “politics of disgust” closely with Lord Devlin and his famous opposition to the Wolfenden report that recommended decriminalizing private consensual homosexual acts on the basis that those things would “disgust the average man.

Fault Lines of Globalization Hans Lindahl. 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.

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