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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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. Webarchive template wayback links Orphaned articles from July All orphaned articles Pages to import images to Wikidata. Oxford University Press, 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.
Nussbaum goes on to explicitly oppose the concept of a disgust-based morality as an appropriate guide for legislating. Sex and Social Justice Martha C. Constitutional Personae Cass R. Anger and Forgiveness Martha C. 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.
The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Inalienable Rights series.
This page was last edited on 23 Juneat The Chronicle of Higher Education. 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.
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, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion.
Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution. More Essential than Ever Stephen J. Views Read Edit View history. 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 fro, in the United States.
Print Hardcover and Paperback. From Marttha to Humanity: Nussbaum Inalienable Rights Combining rigorous analysis of the leading sisgust 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.
From Disgust to Humanity – Martha C. Nussbaum – Oxford University Press
Philosophical Interventions Martha C. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. She posits that the fundamental motivations of those advocating legal restrictions against gay and lesbian Americans is a “politics of disgust”. Marta Puritans Abram Van Engen. In From Disgust to HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky.
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Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public debate in the United States. Form book makes the most hard-and-fast case for the legalization of same-sex marriage Choose your country or region Close.
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. Disgust, Shame, and the Law; Cultivating Humanity: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. Drawing upon her earlier work on the relationship between disgust and shame, Nussbaum notes that at various times, racismhumanityyand sexismhave all been driven by popular revulsion. 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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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.
This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. In Praise huanity Litigation Alexandra Lahav. 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 The Revival of Disgust and Shame in the Law”. Love’s Knowledge Martha C.