When Souls Shudder: A Brief History of Disgust and the Law

Forthcoming, Research Handbook on Law and Emotions (Susan Bandes, Jody Lyneé Madeira, Kathryn Temple, and Emily Kidd White)

16 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2019

Date Written: December 30, 2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords: disgust and the law, law and psychology, legal history, evolutionary psychology

Suggested Citation

Patrick, Carlton, When Souls Shudder: A Brief History of Disgust and the Law (December 30, 2018). Forthcoming, Research Handbook on Law and Emotions (Susan Bandes, Jody Lyneé Madeira, Kathryn Temple, and Emily Kidd White). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3308219 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3308219

Carlton Patrick (Contact Author)

University of Central Florida ( email )

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States

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