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Nussbaum, Martha C. . FROM DISGUST TO HUMANITY: SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. New York City, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 217 pages. As New/As New.

The author's account on subject. The sequel to "Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, And The Law" (2004), it is the single most powerful text on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and the law. Advance Signed Copy. Removable "Autographed Copy" sticker pasted in front. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as part of Oxford University's "Inalienable Rights" Series. Martha Nussbaum insists that the politics of disgust must be called, confronted, and demolished as such because it subverts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law. "Disgust" enjoys both enormous popular and intellectual support, from ordinary citizens to contemporary philosophers and legal scholars who should know better. Nussbaum's examination of disgust is in direct opposition, for example, to the moral philosophy of Leon Cass, whose bio-ethics argues that disgust is a form of natural "wisdom" because it steers us away from destructive choices. Nussbaum's response is devastating: "It says that the mere fact that you happen to make me want to vomit is reason enough for me to treat you as a social pariah, denying your most basic entitlements as a citizen" (Martha Nussbaum). Unlike most other contemporary feminists, Nussbaum believes in the possibility of concrete, real, and pragmatic change, not just theatrical, "parodic" gestures, as Judith Butler, to name only one fashionable feminist thinker, believes is the only option left to de-stabilize society's oppressive structures. A "must-have" title for Martha Nussbaum collectors. This is an Advance Signed Copy, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Martha Nussbaum. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. This title is a timely classic. This is the only signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living philosophers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARTHA NUSSBAUM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0195305310. $100.00

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