OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Meaning of Disgust

ISBN : 9780199829538

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¥6,303
著者: 
Colin McGinn
ページ
264 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
148 x 211 mm
刊行日
2011年12月
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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 arisen as a method of curbing voracious human desire, which itself results from our powerful imagination. Because we feel disgust towards ourselves as a species, we are placed in a fraught emotional predicament: we admire ourselves for our achievements, but we also experience revulsion at our necessary organic nature. We are subject to an affective split. Death involves the disgusting, in the shape of the rotting corpse, and our complex attitudes towards death feed into our feelings of disgust. We are beings with a ", unlike animals and gods-and we cannot shake our self-ambivalence. Existentialism and psychoanalysis sought a general theory of human emotion; this book seeks to replace them with a theory in which our primary mode of feeling centers around disgust. The Meaning of Disgust is an original study of a fascinating but neglected subject, which attempts to tell the disturbing truth about the human condition.

目次: 

Part One: The Analysis of Disgust
1. The Aversive Emotions
2. The Elicitors of Disgust
3. The Architecture of Disgust
4. Theories of Disgust
5. Handling the Cases
6. The Function of Disgust
Part Two: Disgust and the Human Condition
7. Our Dual Nature
8. Repression and Disgust
9. Thoughts of Death
10. Culture and Disgust

著者について: 

Colin McGinn teaches philosophy at the University of Miami, specializing in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of language. He has taught at Rutgers University, Oxford University and London University.

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