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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From Disgust to Humanity
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 gumanity 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.
Nussbaum fo that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. 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.
Living in the Crosshairs David Xisgust. Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution. Fault Lines of Globalization Hans Lindahl. Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky. The Revival of Disgust and Shame in the Law”. In Praise of Litigation Alexandra Lahav.
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Cohen and Krysten Connon. 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. Webarchive template wayback links Orphaned articles from July All orphaned articles Pages to import images to Wikidata.
A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker, Martha Numanity stands as one of our foremost authorities on law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. Oxford University Press, Sex and Social Justice Martha C. 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.
Retrieved from ” https: 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. She posits that the fundamental motivations of those advocating legal restrictions against gay and lesbian Americans is a “politics nuzsbaum disgust”.
Nyssbaum goes on to explicitly oppose the concept of a disgust-based morality as an appropriate guide for legislating. 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 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 idsgust in the United States. Nussbaum argues the harm principle, which supports the nussbaum ideas of consentthe age of majorityand privacyprotects citizens while the “politics of disgust” is merely an unreliable emotional reaction with no inherent wisdom.
From Disgust to Humanity – Martha C. Nussbaum – Oxford University Press
This page was last edited on 23 Juneat 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.
Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public debate in the United States. Her book makes the most hard-and-fast case for the legalization of same-sex marriage Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Inalienable Rights series. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen. Love’s Knowledge Martha C.
The Age of Deference David Rudenstine. Anger and Forgiveness Martha C. When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships, she writes, 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. Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens.
Philosophical Interventions Martha C. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.
The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. In From Disgust to HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: Print Hardcover and Paperback. Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law.