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 goes on to explicitly oppose the concept of a disgust-based morality as an appropriate guide for legislating.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Living in the Crosshairs David S. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While [this book] would certainly provide a valuable read to students of constitutional law, this reviewer hu,anity it also to anyone who has observed with interest and would like to better understand the ebb and flow of progress apropos recent humanjty orientation legislation in the United States.
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. In Praise of Litigation Alexandra Lahav. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Maftha. More Essential than Ever Stephen J. 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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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. Constitutional Personae Cass R. 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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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. Sex and Social Justice Martha C. 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 Views Read Edit View history.
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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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.
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She posits that the fundamental motivations of those advocating legal restrictions against gay and lesbian Americans is a “politics of disgust”. Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution.
Her many books include Hiding from Humanity: 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.
In From Disgust to HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: Disgust, Shame, and the Law; Cultivating Humanity: Fault Lines of Globalization Hans Lindahl.