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The meaning of disgust : life, death, and revulsion

Author: Colin McGinn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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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? Colin McGinn sets out to analyze the content of disgust, arguing that life and death are implicit in its meaning. Disgust is a kind of philosophical emotion, reflecting the human attitude to the biological world. Yet it is an emotion we strive to repress. It may have initially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGinn, Colin, 1950-
Meaning of disgust.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011002230
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McGinn
ISBN: 9780199878260 0199878269
OCLC Number: 769188868
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 248 p.)
Contents: The analysis of disgust --
The aversive emotions --
The elicitors of disgust --
The architecture of disgust --
Theories of disgust --
Handling the cases --
The function of disgust --
Disgust and the human condition --
Our dual nature --
Repression and disgust --
Thoughts of death --
Culture and disgust.
Responsibility: Colin McGinn.
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