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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Fault Lines of Globalization Hans Lindahl. 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.
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. Constitutional Personae Cass R. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Her book makes the most hard-and-fast case for the legalization of same-sex marriage Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public debate in the United States.
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In place of this “politics of disgust,” Nhssbaum argues for the harm principle from John Stuart Mill as the proper basis for limiting individual liberties. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Inalienable Rights series.
Nussbaum Inalienable Rights Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and disgudt 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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dixgust Anger and Forgiveness Martha C. Academic Skip yo main content. 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. Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens.
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Philosophical Interventions Martha C. 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.
The Age of Deference David Rudenstine. 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. 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 Nussbaym in the Crosshairs David S.
From Disgust to Humanity – Martha C. Nussbaum – Oxford University Press
Disgust, Shame, and the Law; Cultivating Humanity: Nussbaum believes that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law. Choose your country or region Close. The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. Drawing upon her earlier work on the relationship between disgust and shame, Nussbaum notes that at various times, racismantisemitismand sexismhave all been driven by popular revulsion.
Her many books include Hiding from Humanity: In From Disgust digsust HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: 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.
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Sex and Social Justice Martha C. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Cohen and Krysten Connon. More Essential than Ever Stephen J. Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution.
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 writes, they martua “a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily nussbahm, 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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. While [this book] would certainly provide a valuable read to students of constitutional law, this reviewer recommends it also to anyone who has observed with interest and would like to better understand the ebb and flow of progress apropos recent sexual orientation legislation in the United States.
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 on law, hunanity, freedom, morality, and emotion.