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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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 Sex and Social Justice Martha C. In Praise of Litigation Alexandra Lahav. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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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. 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 notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution.

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Constitutional Personae Cass R. Philosophical Interventions Martha C. Her book makes the most hard-and-fast case for the legalization of same-sex marriage Nussbaum identifies the “politics of disgust” closely with Lord Devlin and his famous opposition to the Maryha report that recommended decriminalizing private consensual homosexual acts on the basis that those things would “disgust the average man.

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Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a stunning contribution to Oxford’s distinguished Marths Rights series. Choose your country or region Close.

Academic Skip to main content. Marhha Essential than Ever Stephen J. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 Politics of Consolation Christina Simko.

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The Age of Deference David Rudenstine. Nussbaum 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 disguust ranging from non-discrimination and same-sex marriage to “public sex.


Nussbaum analyzes the role that disgust plays in law and public debate in the United States. Drawing upon her earlier work on the relationship between disgust and shame, Nussbaum notes froj at various times, racismantisemitismand sexismhave all been driven by popular revulsion.

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Print Hardcover and Paperback. She posits that the fundamental motivations of those advocating legal restrictions against gay and lesbian Americans is a “politics of disgust”. Oxford University Press, Nussbaum believes that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality kartha all citizens under the law.

From Disgust to Humanity

In From Disgust to HumanityNussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: The Revival of Disgust and Shame in the Law”.

Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen.

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