"Philosophers" like Martha Nussbaum work hard to de-legitimize disgust as a moral guide.

Now, our gut reactions to things are far from being an infallible guide to what we should really think about them. (But who ever claimed that they were?) But there is a huge difference between something not being an infallible guide, and something not being a guide at all. A New York City Subway map is not an infallible guide to getting around by subway in the city: sometimes a line is closed for construction and so forth. But still, it is a pretty good guide.

In any case, John Loike agrees with this common sense position.


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