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
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
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