Friday, January 11, 2019

Patrick on the Legal History of Disgust

Carlton Patrick, University of Central Florida, has posted When Souls Shudder: A Brief History of Disgust and the Law, which is forthcoming in the Research Handbook on Law and Emotions, ed. Susan Bandes, Jody Lyneé Madeira, Kathryn Temple, and Emily Kidd White:
This chapter takes a look back at the past three decades of disgust and the law. Reviewing many of the empirical findings of the behavioral sciences as well as the normative scholarship of legal scholars and other social scientists, it attempts to provide a bird’s eye view of the links between disgust, morality, and jurisprudence, and of the debates that emanate from those links.