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Hiding from Humanity : Disgust, Shame, and the Law.

Author: Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law. Martha  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha C Nussbaum
ISBN: 0691095264 9780691095264 0691126259 9780691126258 1282129503 9781282129504
OCLC Number: 995256081
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (431 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. Emotions and Law; Chapter 2. Disgust and Our Animal Bodies; Chapter 3. Disgust and the Law; Chapter 4. Inscribing the Face: Shame and Stigma; Chapter 5. Shaming Citizens?; Chapter 6. Protecting Citizens from Shame; Chapter 7. Liberalism without Hiding?; Notes; List of References; General Index; Index of Case Names.

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Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law. 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, embodying an unrealistic an.

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