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The Meaning of Disgust

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199829538
eISBN:
9780199919482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829538.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Aesthetics

Disgust has a strong claim to be a distinctively human emotion. But what is it to be disgusting? What unifies the class of disgusting things? This book sets out to analyze the content of disgust, ... More


Simulation in Low‐Level Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

People have a primitive and largely automatic ability to recognize emotions in faces, an ability best explained by simulation, more specifically, mirror processes. In lesion studies of fear, disgust, ... More


Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Carolyn Korsmeyer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Disgust is among the strongest of aversions, characterized by involuntary physical recoil and even nausea. Yet paradoxically, disgusting objects can sometimes exert a grisly allure, and this emotion ... More


Good and Evil: Affect, Artistry, and Revaluation

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's <i>Genealogy</i>

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Nietzsche's use of broadly artistic methods in pursuit of his psychological aims of revealing the origins of moral attitudes and a revaluation of values: his rhetorical ... More


The Elicitors of Disgust

Colin McGinn

in The Meaning of Disgust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199829538
eISBN:
9780199919482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829538.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Aesthetics

This chapter lists a number of categories of disgusting phenomena, accompanied by a pairing with relevant non-disgusting entities. The list provides the data for any plausible theory of the ... More


Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the menstrual cure for lovesickness in early modern medical and literary texts, suggesting how it throws important light on concepts of women, masculinity, and menstruation. In ... More


Predicates of Personal Taste

Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne

in Relativism and Monadic Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199560554
eISBN:
9780191720963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560554.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a case study of so-called predicates of personal taste. The understanding of this category is that it involves predicates that we ascribe to external objects and events that ... More


Disgusting Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

An ancient objection to eudaimonism is based on the idea of “disgusting happiness”. Steven Cahn developed an interesting version of this objection based on a fictional character—Judah Rosenthal, from ... More


Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


The Aversive Emotions

Colin McGinn

in The Meaning of Disgust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199829538
eISBN:
9780199919482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829538.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Aesthetics

This chapter sketches out a map of the territory, assembling the data and enunciating some distinctive features, with the ultimate aim of producing a theory of what unites the class of disgusting ... More


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