Disgust and shame are problematic emotions that often appear to want to repudiate our basic body based humanity martha nussbaum claims in this ambitious and timely book nussbaum is by no means in favor of purging the law of all reference to emotion she in fact makes an eloquent case for why this cannot and should not be done but there are some emotions nussbaum mentions . Hiding from humanity is a noteworthy addition to recent scholarship on emotions and a valuable counterweight to the growing and at times unexamined endorsement of disgust and shame justin reinheimer law culture and the humanities publishers weekly a sophisticated exploration of how emotions enlarge or contract the nations commitment to equal dignity for all . 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 and sometimes pathological wish to be invulnerable nussbaum argues that the thought content of disgust embodies magical ideas of contamination and impossible aspirations to purity that are just not in line with human . Buy hiding from humanity disgust shame and the law princeton paperbacks new ed by nussbaum martha c isbn 9780691126258 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Nussbaums accounts of disgust ch 2 and shame ch 4 are the most interesting parts of this book and worth reviewing however i didnt get much out of her socio legal arguments nussbaum is forthcoming about the fact that this book is written by a liberal for a liberal audience p 16 and i kept this in mind but i was still disappointed by how little she seemed to say even if i buy
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