Abstract or Introduction
This essay explores the writing of Patrick Devlin in regards to philosophical conservatism and defends him in response to criticisms leveled by Martha Nussbaum.
In “Hiding from Humanity: Disgust Shame and the Law”, Martha Nussbaum offers a pointed critique of what she views as the legal role of disgust proposed by Patrick Devlin in “Morals and the Criminal Law.”
In spite of Nussbaum’s criticisms, however, this text wishes to make the case that disgust need not be as necessary to Devlin’s argument of collective moral judgement as it first appears.
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- Seth Carter (Author), 2017, The Legal Role of Disgust. Defending Patrick Devlin from the Critiques of Martha Nussbaum, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/429678